DNR has an opening for a student intern, and the job description provides news about what’s happening at DNR with respect to water rights and other matters:
This internship position will assist with water rights and water supply related work for DNR's Agriculture and Water Resources Program with a focus on data organization. DNR manages a large and diverse portfolio of state water rights and irrigation district water allotments for irrigation of over 45,000 acres of state trust lands leased by the Agriculture Program. The intern will work with the program's hydrogeologist and duties will include:
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