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Regulate surface and groundwater use

Where a particular risk is identified to the water resource, or the environment, water allocation limits could be applied. 

These limits could consider local factors, such as:

  • Hydrogeological and hydrological information;
  • Environmental needs;
  • "We never know the worth of water till the well is dry." - Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732
  • Climate change;
  • Land use plans and watershed plans;
  • Public interest; and
  • Existing water uses.
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