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Weed Fights For Its Water Rights

Jae C. Hong / AP

This May 1, 2014, file photo shows irrigation water runs along a dried-up ditch between rice farms in Richvale, California.

Jae C. Hong / AP

A small Northern California town could see its water source cut completely as a battle with a timber company continues to grow.

Roseburg Forest Products has the rights to Mt. Shasta’s Beaughan Spring in Weed California. 

The company has raised the price on the lease by $100,000 and told the town it needs to find an alternative water source.

Weed Mayor Ken Palfini has been placed in the middle of this battle and faces a very difficult decision – take Roseburg to court or pursue an alternative water source by drilling. He joins us now by phone from Weed.  

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