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In California, farmers and ‘senior’ water rights under siege

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Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 7:03 am

STOCKTON, Calif. — A 143-year-old piece of paper proves that Rudy Mussi has a legal right to water from the gently meandering Middle River that nourishes his family farm.

But the same piece of paper — a “certificate of purchase,” signed in florid 19th-century handwriting and faded to near illegibility — also is proof to a growing number of critics that California has outgrown its water rights system.

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