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Landowners Learn Water Rights

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Farmers and ranchers dealing with very wet conditions have some options for draining some of the water that's sitting on their land.

That was the idea behind a seminar called "Doing Water Right" today in Minot.

The head of the North Dakota Grain Growers Association encouraged the land owners to develop a water management plan on their land.

He said it's important to figure out how to handle water both in wet cycles and when drought hits.

(Brad Thykeson, ND Grain Growers) "I think right now with the excess moisture you just want to get rid of it. But we all know what happens when mother nature turns on us and water is a valuable thing so if you can put in a control structure of lift pump = there are lots of tools out there - and use those tools for water management and that's the idea here is managing water."

(Jack Russell, Farm Water Management Expert) "I think so many farmers get a preliminary certification they'll get wetlands that don't make any sense. They need to why it doesn't make sense and know if they should challenge it within the appeal rules that are there."

(Nathan Severson, Attorney) "It's essentially a mini-trial. You get to call your own witnesses and present your own evidence on top of utilizing the agency record."

Severson says land owners getting a wetlands determination from the government must be ready to respond quickly because there is a 30 day limit to appeal the findings.

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