Water Law

October 3, 2012--Hickenlooper says better water management needed (Denver Post)

Gov. John Hickenlooper says more common sense is needed in Colorado water law to make the most of the state's resources.

September 30, 2012--Water resources committee OKs six bills for upcoming session (Pueblo Chieftain)

Five bills to protect water rights, another to change stormwater permit process and two resolutions were approved last week by the interim water resources committee. The actions represent concerns brought to the committee, which includes members of both houses, over the last two months by water users throughout the state.

7th Annual Water 101 Seminar (Durango, CO)

10/26/2012 8:30 am

The 7th Annual Water 101 Seminar will be conducted at the Durango Public Libary. The Seminar features keynote speaker Supreme Court Justice Greg Hobbs, along with a host of additional and highly knowledgeable federal, state, and local water experts. For more information and/or to register call 970-247-1302.

Water in the West Symposium and Community Discussion (Durango, CO)

08/30/2012 7:00 pm

This will be a panel discussion with keynote speaker Supreme Court Justice Greg Hobbs. Southwestern Water Conservation District Executive Director, Bruce Whitehead, will also be in attendance.

July 23, 2012--Water ballot initiatives are withdrawn (Denver Business Journal)

Two ballot initiatives that worried businesses that rely on Colorado’s water have been withdrawn from the 2012 election process, a spokesman for the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office said Monday. Supporters of the initiatives “have withdrawn No. 3 and 45,” spokesman Rich Coolidge said. “They are not going to be submitting signatures.” No.

July 20, 2012--Proposed ballot initiatives worry Colorado's water world (Denver Business Journal)

Business interests that rely on water are closely watching two state initiatives they say would upend more than 100 years of Colorado water law, spawn years of litigation and endanger their operations. “We’re opposed to them,” said Dan Pfeiffer, director of regional government affairs for Xcel Energy Inc., the state’s largest utility.

June 23, 2012--Weld commissioners to the AG: Colorado law lets the governor allow emergency groundwater pumping (Boulder Daily Camera)

Weld County commissioners have asked Colorado Attorney General John Suthers to reconsider his staff's conclusion that Gov. John Hickenlooper doesn't have the legal authority to allow South Platte River Basin farmers to pump water from an underground aquifer onto their drying-out fields.

June 19, 2012--Hickenlooper says he can’t let the groundwater wells pump (Windsor Now)

Gov. John Hickenlooper has delivered the news Weld County farmers didn’t want to hear — the news they couldn’t afford to hear, they say. During a meeting with Weld County commissioners Tuesday morning, Hickenlooper said he doesn’t have the authority to allow curtailed groundwater wells in Weld County to pump out of priority.

June 6, 2012--State of Colorado to get water-law rewrite? (Durango Herald)

The Southwestern Water Conservation District has joined other agencies in opposing two ballot initiatives that would overturn 160 years of Colorado water law. No longer could individuals claim water under the current “first in time, first in line” standard.

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