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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the new "waters of the United States" rule. But a decision in Sackett v. EPA could still change U.S. water policy.
"One of the old things we used to say is the lake is not a bathtub, it doesn't just lay at one level," said Pete Boulay, a climatologist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. "What I always point out, when people complain that (water levels) have never been this low, just go back farther and you'll find lower water than you have right now."
The court will consider what test courts should use to determine what constitutes "waters of the United States" under the landmark 1972 Clean Water Act, the answer to which determines whether the property is subject to oversight.
The group formed in 1968 to promote better fishing but has expanded into much more.

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