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Re-allocating water in the Pacific Northwest

Slaughter, R. 2010. Re-allocating water in the Pacific Northwest. In The Water Report 77:16-25.


Water allocation has been contentious in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Idaho, and Oregon: the three states that comprise most of the Columbia Basin) for over a century. This article undertakes to examine, from a transactions cost perspective, the adequacy of each state's institutional support for water allocation through market means.