News

CO Supreme Court Issues Important Decision Clarifying Water Right Abandonment Statute

March 18, 2015   |   Litigation, Water Law

In Wolfe v. Jim Hutton Educational Foundation, the Colorado Supreme Court was asked to interpret the water rights abandonment statute, which provides, “failure for a period of ten years or more to apply to a beneficial use the water available under a water right .… [Read More]

US Supreme Court Issues Decision in Interstate Water Dispute

March 5, 2015   |   News

On February 24, the US Supreme Court issued a decision in Kansas v. Nebraska and Colorado, a case involving a decades-old water dispute over the Republican River. Click here for background history on the case.

The Court concluded that Nebraska knowingly failed to comply with a 2002 settlement of a previous lawsuit between the states that established a mechanism to measure water use and promote compliance with the Republican River Compact.… [Read More]