metalworx wrote:has me stumped as to why they let it operate the way it does
A lot of it lies in the fact that a lot of the squatters are people with pull. Local Judges, DAs, Sheriff, Drs, Etc. You know, the people that everywhere else in the state would normally pay for leases. These people have had their own FREE private lease on public water for years and will fight til the death to keep it.
It WILL change, its just a matter of when.