chapter  8
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SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS

The past several decades have brought a sharp rise in the value of water in Cuyo. The region has passed from a situation in which surface water flows exceeded water use to a situation in which a farmer's surface water receipts are uncertain and generally insufficient for the minimum needs of land possessing legal rights to this water, and a sizeable portion of the region's agriculture is dependent on a diminishing supply of ground water.