Flexible Water Markets

March 13, 2016--Western Slope interests not sold on latest flex bill (Pueblo Chieftain)

A bill that would allow half of a farmer’s water to be transferred for one year to other uses passed the House agriculture committee 8-5 Monday. The bill, HB1228, was opposed by Western Slope water districts and legislators as unnecessary, expensive to farmers or ranchers and potentially harmful by allowing water that could be used within the state to flow out. Former state Sen.


February 12, 2014--Flex marketing bill advances (Pueblo Chieftain)

The state House approved legislation that creates a new type of water right called flex marketing last week and sent it to the Senate. “We still believe this is a Trojan horse,” said Jay Winner of the Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District.


February 2, 2014--Wolf at the door (Pueblo Chieftain)

The water buffaloes are relentless in their devious pursuit of easier, quicker ways to take Colorado’s irrigated agricultural water and market it to the urban Front Range. If they have their way, these voracious urban-suburban interests would destroy rural communities while fueling lucrative but unwise population growth up north.


Lawmakers Prepare for Flexible Water Right Legislation

According to a November 10th Pueblo Chieftain article, legislation that could allow water rights to be changed for indefinite purposes is expected to be introduced in the next state legislative session. Flexible water markets would be authorized a

November 10, 2013--Lawmakers tee up flexible water right (Pueblo Chieftain)

Legislation that could allow water rights to be changed for indefinite purposes is expected to be introduced in the next state legislative session. Flexible water markets would be authorized as a new type of water right under a proposed bill that got a green light from the interim water resources committee on an 8-2 vote at its final meeting in October. State


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