COLORADO PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY TO ENHANCE STREAM FLOWS 11:41, May 17, 2020

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Author: Nicole Garrimone-Compagna

Colorado recently strengthened its instream flow program with the passage of House Bill 20-1037. Colorado’s instream flow program began in 1973 when the General Assembly authorized the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) to appropriate “instream flows” – defined as such minimum flows on a natural stream as are required to preserve the natural environment to […]

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Colorado recently passed House Bill 19-1087 changing notice requirements for public meetings of local public bodies, including municipalities, counties, school boards, and special districts. The intent of the change is for local governments to transition from posting physical notices of public meetings to posting notices on the website and social media account or other official […]

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We previously reported on this website about the Colorado Supreme Court decision in the case of St. Jude’s Co. v. Roaring Fork Club, LLC, 351 P.3d 442 (Colo. 2015).  In that case, the court determined that certain private water diversions for aesthetic, recreational, or piscatorial uses do not constitute “beneficial uses” of water under the […]

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