From a June 13 appearance on KNPR in Las Vegas, NV, with Pat Mulroy and Robert Glennon:
States have resorted to lawsuits, and even military action to protect water sources in the past. Lawsuits have a huge downside, and can cost municipalities access to water if they lose.
“What we’ve seen going back to the late 1990s is that it’s in their best interest not to fight,” said John Fleck, reporter for the Albuquerque Journal. “It’s much better for the water managers to understand how the shortage is going to be shared.”
You can listen to the whole thing here.