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Colorado Supreme Court issues opinion in Gallegos II

Posted July 27, 2017 | No Comments

Gallegos sought to de-designate a portion of the Upper Crow Creek Designated Ground Water Basin (Basin) and redraw the Basin boundaries to exclude 25 wells, with the hope that the State Engineer would be able to curtail these junior groundwater rights in favor of Gallegos’ senior surface water rights on Crow Creek.  Gallegos Family Properties, […]


Colorado Supreme Court reaffirms that water rights are limited to the terms of their decrees

Posted June 29, 2017 | No Comments

The Colorado Supreme Court recently interpreted a decree entered pursuant to Colorado’s simple change statute in the context of a trespass claim.  Select Energy Servs., LLC v. K-LOW, LLC, No. 16SA166, 2017 CO 43 (Colo. May 15, 2017).  The Court considered whether the simple change decree approving a new point of diversion at a pump […]


$8 million grant approved to restore Colorado River

Posted February 14, 2017 | No Comments

 On December 21, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that it agreed to provide $7.75 million in funds to the Colorado River Headwaters Project (the “Project”).  The Project is designed to create a bypass channel around Windy Gap Reservoir to reconnect the Colorado River and maximize restoration work being […]



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