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

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Category: Aspen Water Law

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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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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