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Grand County secures grant funding for whitewater park on Colorado River

Posted February 8, 2013 | No Comments

On January 29, 2013 the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) approved Grand County’s application to fund a portion of the County’s planned Gore Canyon Whitewater Park at Pumphouse on the Colorado River in the amount of $500,000.  Grand County has already invested matching funds and will also make additional investments to the project.  The Whitewater […]


New Colorado Supreme Court decision re: corrections to water decree

Posted January 22, 2013 | No Comments

The Colorado Supreme Court opinion in Town of Minturn v. Tucker involved the issue of whether the trial court could correct substantive errors in a decree regarding consumptive use factors, and whether correction of those errors was an improper modification of a stipulation entered into with opposers of Minturn’s application.  Minturn had stipulated (agreed without […]


Minute Order 319 establishes new Colorado River sharing for U.S. and Mexico

Posted December 20, 2012 | No Comments

On November 20, 2012, the United States and Mexico signed Minute Order 319 (an amendment to the 1944 Water Treaty) and embarked on a five-year venture to improve Colorado River management.  Under Minute Order 319, the United States will allow Mexico to store limited volumes of water in Lake Mead, and both countries will share water […]



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