Wautoma, WI
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0:56 AM CDT
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7-Day Forecast
Wednesday
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Detailed Short Term Forecast
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Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 71 to a low of 47 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 1 and 9 miles per hour from the northnortheast. No precipitation is expected.
This Afternoon ...Temperatures will range from 67 to 71 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the northeast. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 70 to 52 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 3 and 9 miles per hour from the southeast. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 51 to 48 degrees with clear skies. Winds will be light from the northeast. No precipitation is expected.
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 76 to a low of 50 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 3 and 6 miles per hour from the eastsoutheast. No precipitation is expected.

Texas Supreme Court rules landowners own groundwater

March 15, 2012 | 0 comments

The long-awaited decision from the Texas Supreme Court on the Edwards Aquifer Authority v. Day McDaniel makes it clear that the landowner owns the groundwater in place as part of their land, according to Kenneth Dierschke, president of the Texas Farm Bureau.

"This is another in a long line of recent successes defending private property rights, including key eminent domain reforms," Dierschke said.

He added, "The ruling recognized the passage of SB 332 - Texas Farm Bureau's priority legislation on groundwater ownership passed in the last legislative session - that says a landowner's interest in groundwater in place cannot be taken for public use without adequate compensation."

Dierschke said the ruling goes beyond state water codes, giving landowners a constitutional protection under takings laws regarding private property.

However, the president of the state's largest farm organization noted that ownership of groundwater does not preclude the regulation of groundwater for conservation purposes.

"The court recognized the authority of the Edwards Aquifer Authority and groundwater conservation districts to regulate groundwater, even though it is the private property of the landowner," Dierschke said.

He concluded, "The Texas Supreme Court decision provides a critical balance between the state and local entities' authority to conserve this precious resource and the landowner's right to use it."

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