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Texas Supreme Court decision victory for landowners

(KLTV) - It's a decision that will have wide implications on state water management efforts.

The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that the government cannot restrict how a landowner consumes the water underneath their property without compensating them.                

The case is a victory for a farmer who sued the Edwards Aquifer Authority when it attempted to regulate how he used groundwater so it could be used downstream.

The issue is especially important in Central Texas, where much of the drinking water supply moves across the state in underground aquifers.

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