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The Western Watershed Enhancement Partnership: protecting people, forests, and water resources

Posted July 25, 2013 | No Comments

The U.S. Departments of the Interior and Agriculture just launched a pilot watershed management project in northern Colorado, the headwaters of the Colorado-Big Thompson River water system.  The goal of the project is to reduce the risk of wildfire and associated fire damage to watersheds, thereby protecting forests, drinking water, and water infrastructure.  Last week, […]


Division 2 Water Court holds pre-1969 changes in place of use unlawful

Posted July 11, 2013 | No Comments

The Division 2 Water Court recently held that any change in place of use of an irrigation right that occurred prior to 1969 without a court decree is unlawful.  In Case No. 08CW47, Widefield Water and Sanitation District (Widefield) (represented by White & Jankowski) and the City of Fountain (Fountain) sought changes of three senior […]


New amendment to affect development planning

Posted June 25, 2013 | No Comments

Back in 2008, a state law was passed that required developers to prove upfront that they had enough water to supply their entire project.  See C.R.S. § 29-20-301 to -306 (2012).  This statute brought the Sterling Ranch development in Douglas County to a halt; a judge found that Sterling Ranch failed to show it had […]



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