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Instream flows protect Upper Colorado River fish habitat

Posted May 16, 2013 | No Comments

A broad-based stakeholder initiative to preserve natural resource values in the Upper Colorado River achieved a milestone when a state water court decreed three instream flow water rights to the Colorado Water Conservation Board.  The year-round water rights range in flows from 500 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 900 cfs and cover approximately 70 […]


Busk-Ivanhoe ruling re change of transmountain water right

Posted April 29, 2013 | No Comments

On April 18, 2013, the Division 2 Water Court entered an order in Case No. 09CW142, which addressed what constituted an applicable historic use analysis for Busk-Ivanhoe, Inc.’s (owned by the City of Aurora) water rights in the Busk-Ivanhoe System.  In 2009, Busk-Ivanhoe filed an application for a change of water rights in Case No. […]


Division 1 rules/settlement

Posted April 11, 2013 | No Comments

On March 23, 2013, the Division 1 Water Court approved and entered the State Engineer’s final rules for measurement of tributary ground water diversions by wells in Water Division 1 (comprising the South Platte River basin).  These rules are similar to the State’s first well measurement rules, which were implemented for the Arkansas River basin […]



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