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Archive for March 2013

CWCB instream flow water rights on the Colorado River — milestone

Posted March 29, 2013 | No Comments

On March 26, 2013, (Senior) Water Judge Ossola (Division 5) entered three decrees that provided the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) with instream flows on the main stem of the Colorado River.  Instream flows are a specific type of water right held by the CWCB that allows water to remain in a stream, without any diversion, […]

Update on Division 3 ground water rules and regulations

Posted March 14, 2013 | No Comments

The Colorado State Engineer has recently updated the status of rules and regulations for use of wells in Water Division No. 3 (Rio Grande Basin).  Currently, the Colorado Division of Water Resources is updating the Rio Grande Decision Support System, which is the ground water model used to determine how much water from well pumping […]

COGCC releases new groundwater testing rules

Posted March 1, 2013 | No Comments

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission recently released new rules that attempt to respond to public demand for safer hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations associated with oil and gas development in Colorado.  The final rules have been under attack from all sides, with environmental and municipal interests concerned that there is not enough protection, while […]