Who Controls the Land?

The Federal Government owns more than half the land in the West. The battle is over who gets to use it and for what purpose

THE GEOGRAPHY OF OWNERSHIP

Percentage of land owned by the Federal Government

Nevada 83% Utah 65% Idaho 62% Alaska 62% Oregon 52% Wyoming 50% Arizona 45% California 44% Colorado 36% New Mexico 34% Montana 28% Washington 28%

Source: Bureau of Land Management

WHO GETS COLORADO RIVER WATER

Upper Colorado (Compact of 1948) This section has a total allotment of 7.5 million acre-feet each year. The states do not have to take the full amount

Colorado 52%...

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