June 2, 2007--A decade of water decisions (Cortez Journal)

The Colorado Foundation for Water Education's Headwaters Magazine are the basis for this article. The foundation of Colorado's water rights system is that the state's waters are a public resource that evolves with changing customs and values of the people. Further, the water-rights system is designed to guarantee security, assure reliability and cultivate flexibility in the use of this finite and valuable resource...The fundamental principles of Colorado and western water law is to favor optimum use, efficient water management, administration by priority and disfavor speculation and waste.

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