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To: WilliamIII
The Corps asserts that a “significant nexus” exists between the Gallina Arroyo and the Rio Grande, roughly 25 miles away.

“Basically, it discharges, eventually, into the Rio Grande,” said William Oberle, project manager with the Corps’ Albuquerque District regulatory division. “It’s a tributary, to make it simple.”

Using that as a criterion for having jurisdiction over private property, anyone who has rain fall on his property could be a target. - Tom

2 posted on 12/17/2012 2:11:58 PM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: Capt. Tom

Using that as a criterion for having jurisdiction over private property, anyone who has rain fall on his property could be a target.

Bingo, we have a winner. Where can I send the prize, Tom? Or would you mind if I drink it myself, in your honor?


4 posted on 12/17/2012 2:38:47 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: Capt. Tom; WilliamIII

Several years ago our city (in an attempt to curtail flooding in the congested areas of the city that were built in the flood plain) attempted to institute a water tax on farm land per square foot. They spent $50,000 for a study from the local U that claimed at rain falling on undeveloped land (not paved, nor bearing any building) caused flooding.

It took a near riot to get the Aldermen to vote that report down. Instead, they got a federal grant to fix the drainage in the parts of town that habitually flood and are raising properties above the flood level.

But, those crazy notions never die. I’m sure it will come up again.


5 posted on 12/17/2012 3:02:49 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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