Jackson County, Oregon: Couple told 40-year-old pond near Butte Falls is illegal…!
Oregon’s criminalization of rainwater collection is now complete: Saving water runoff will get you thrown in jail
Jon Carey gets emotional at the prospect of being forced to tear out a 2-acre pond that is the most prized feature on his 10-acre property near Butte Falls.
“I basically bought a lemon,” the 40-year-old said, choking back tears as he stood on the shore of the partially iced-over pond on Tuesday.
“That’s how they explained it to me.”Carey said the Jackson County Watermaster’s office has told him he doesn’t have any water rights to his pond that was built 40 years ago…
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