Since its creation in 1876, the Colorado Office of the Attorney General (CAG) has tried many cases related to water and other natural resources. This collection concerns the precedent-setting case United States v. Colorado (general adjudication case number W-8439-76), in which the United States filed an application for rights to instream river flows on federal land on behalf of the U.S. Forest Service. Filed in 1976, the trial concluded in 1993 with a ruling against the federal government. The collection consists of CAG's records of the case, specifically the pleadings, stipulations, discoveries, and exhibits. For more information see the finding aid.

This digital collection, with materials dated 1976 to 1999, includes the case’s master file, lists of pleadings and settlement stipulations, the discovery index, selected disclosures, and the judge’s final decision.

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