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The data presented in this article raise disturbing points about enforcement; without effective enforcement, laws are generally meaningless and may even degrade the larger legal system's legitimacy. While the author's suggestions focus on increasing the flow of information, future scholarship (and work by OWRD) should focus on practical solutions to enforcement.

Have their been any proposals to create subdivisions within the water banks and preserve a particular number of water credits (and thereby permits) for recreational farmers that will be inaccessible to municipal and commercial users? This may have the effect of assuring smaller users that their credits will not be "bought out" by bigger users, thus promoting more equity between the different categories of water users.

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