Abandonment List Out in July

Abandonment of a water right involves its non-use and the demonstrated intent to legally give up the right to use water for the decreed purpose. The abandonment process is conducted by the Colorado Division of Water Resources every ten years pursuant to Section 37-92-401 of the Colorado Revised Statutes. The resulting abandonment list show water rights that the Division Engineer has determined to have been abandoned in whole or in part. The list is published in local newspapers and individual letters go out starting the first week of July. In addition, the list will be available online at www.water.state.co.us or at the Division Office at 160 Rockpoint Drive, Suite E, Durango