South Platte Ditch Company - demonstration flow monitoring and data collection project
The Prior Appropriation Doctrine formulated in early-day Colorado as a means of appropriating water used primarily by the mining industry became the framework of water law for most states of the western United States. Colorado has also been a frontrunner in establishing legal recognition of the hydraulic connection between surface streams and the tributary aquifers in within stream basins. Colorado's Water Right Determination and Administration Act of 1969 was passed to integrate administration of groundwater pumped from tributary aquifers with the administration of diversions from surface ...
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