http://www.tpnn.com/2014/07/09/tyranny-man-imprisoned-for-collecting-rainwater-on-his-own-land/Tyranny: Man Imprisoned for Collecting Rainwater on his Own Land
On Wednesday, a man entered a jail cell in Oregon to pay his supposed debt to society. The mans crime? He collected rainwater on his own land.
Under Oregon law, all water is publicly owned. With some exceptions, cities, farmers, factory owners and other users must obtain a permit or water right from the Water Resources Department to use
water from any source whether it is underground, or from lakes or streams. Landowners with water flowing past, through, or under their property do not automatically have the right to use that water without a permit from the Department.