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Final Colorado Water Plan Released

November 24, 2015   |   News

On November 19, 2015, the final Colorado Water Plan was released, and can be accessed here. The plan is intended to be a road map with measurable objectives that that will help Colorado meet its projected future water needs.  Chapters discuss, among other things, Colorado water law, each basin in the state, current and projected water supply and demand, future water management, and actions that will implement the plan, including legislative and funding options.  … [Read More]

Colorado Division of Water Resources Issues Guidance on Diversions during Free River and during a “Futile Call Determination”

November 11, 2015   |   Water Law

On November 4, the Division of Water Resources (“DWR”) issued “Written Instructions” that outline principles that the Division Engineers will apply to diversion during Free River and during a Futile Call Determination, which can be found here.  The “Written Instructions” are not statute or administrative regulations; they are statements of what DWR believes the law requires/allows.  … [Read More]