DIVISION OF WATER RESOURCES – DECENNIAL ABANDONMENT LISTS BY MARY ELIZABETH GEIGER, GARFIELD & HECHT, P.C. 8:12, September 13, 2020

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Author: Mary Elizabeth Geiger

Water rights are an important property right and are part of an ever-changing landscape.  This year, 2020, is an important year for protecting water rights as it is a year that the State of Colorado Division of Water Resources (“DWR”) publishes its decennial abandonment lists for each Water Division in the State.  These Water Divisions […]

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As the use of short term rentals by vacationers increases in popularity, with multiple websites offering advertising and payment services, many communities and property owners are struggling with how to regulate such rentals or how to get into the market.  Short term rentals are typically defined as the rentals of less than 30 days.  Most […]

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Due to the low snowpack from the 2017-2018 winter season, the western slope is experiencing a summer with very low water.  Under Colorado water law, when water levels drop in streams and rivers, the senior water rights on those streams can place a call which then restricts, or eliminates, the water available to junior water […]

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