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Colorado Supreme Court Opinion in Grand Valley Water Users Ass’n v. Busk-Ivanhoe, Inc.

Posted December 21, 2016 | No Comments

  Factual Background: The Busk-Ivanhoe System water rights were originally adjudicated on January 9, 1928, by the Garfield County District Court, Water District 38, in Case No. 2621, and were decreed for supplemental irrigation on approximately 80,000 acres of land in the Arkansas River Basin (the 2621 Decree). The 2621 Decree confirmed absolute and conditional […]


Denver Water signs WISE agreement

Posted September 6, 2013 | No Comments

On August 14th, the City and County of Denver, acting by and through its Board of Water Commissioners (Denver Water) approved the Water Infrastructure and Supply Efficiency (WISE) Partnership Agreement with the City of Aurora (Aurora) and the South Metro WISE Authority (Authority).  The Authority is comprised of ten governmental or quasi-governmental water providers.  Authority […]


Senate Bill 13-041 takes effect tomorrow

Posted August 6, 2013 | No Comments

Colorado Senate Bill 13-041 (“Concerning the Protection of Stored Water, and, in Connection Therewith, Preserving Supplies for Drought and Long-Term Needs”) takes effect on August 7, 2013.  This bill reverses the holdings of Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District v. Wolfe, 255 P.3d 1108 (Colo. 2011).  The bill explains that in Yampa, the Supreme Court of […]



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