Adjudication

December 19, 2012--Ski industry wins water rights lawsuit against Forest Service (Summit Voice)

A long-running dispute over water rights at ski areas operating on public land was resolved — at least temporarily — this week, as Federal District Court Judge William Martinez ruled that the U.S. Forest Service violated its own regulations and other federal laws when it adopted a new water rights clause to be added to ski area permits.


May 10, 2012--Water call threatens Ouray’s municipal supply (Telluride Watch)

City officials are scrambling to augment municipal water rights in response to a recent call requiring the “immediate curtailment” of the city’s water supply.

November 27, 2007--State engineer estimates settling water rights at $300 million (Las Cruces Sun-News)

New Mexico State Engineer John D'Antonio has estimated it would cost $300 million over 55 years to settle all the water rights claims on New Mexico's rivers and streams. The money is necessary to finalize water rights in court in a process known as adjudication.


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