Case for ditch-wide water rights analysis in Colorado
In Colorado, the pressures on the historic native water rights are tremendous. Senior water rights that have been in place since the 1800's are now frequently changed to accommodate transfers to municipal and industrial use or an environmental use. Senior water rights are also frequently changed as well augmentation is added as a water use. In order to begin a change case in Colorado Water Court, the historic consumptive use (CU) of the water right must be established through an engineering study. Various historic use records, assumptions, period of record, and other elements of the engineering ...
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