South Platte

March 13, 2009--Area's water conservancy district gets windfall from Appropriations Act (Greeley Tribune)

The Central Colorado Water Conservancy District has received $376,000 from the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009 passed by the U.S. Senate earlier this week.


October 12, 2008--State girds for drought if temps soar if climate changes (Pueblo Chieftain)

Some January day in the future, you might be sitting in your living room, drinking coffee made from bottled water and looking across the sand dunes in the front yard.


March 17, 2008--State officials on flood watch (Rocky Mountain News)

The state also started asking residents to prepare for what could be an active flood season, advising homeowners to check flood insurance and to buy coverage if none was in place. "It appears we have a very challenging year ahead of us," said Harris Sherman, executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources.


March 11, 2008--Water courts logjammed, well owners tell panel (Rocky Mountain News)

Colorado's water courts are in virtual gridlock and need to be overhauled, frustrated farmers and attorneys told a Colorado Supreme Court panel Monday afternoon. "All is not well when it comes to water court," said John Meininger, an attorney who represents irrigation well owners along the South Platte River.


March 6, 2008--South Platte well owners continue fight for water (Brighton Standard Blade)

With plans to present further data on the fact that groundwater wells have little, if any, impact on the river flows in the South Platte, more than 150 farmers gathered in Valley High School to once again formulate a plan of attack.


October 14, 2007--Judge says water courts do jobs well (Pueblo Chieftain)

Pueblo’s water judge sees no crunch of cases and little need to tinker with a system of solving water disputes that he sees as working well. “I’m not of the opinion that there’s a lot to be fixed,” Chief District Judge Dennis Maes said in an interview last week.


March 13, 2007--Funding sought to protect South Platte (the Capitol)

Now that governors have signed off on the three-state agreement to protect threatened and endangered species on the South Platte River, the search is under way in Denver and Washington D.C. for money to fund the more than $187 million program over the next 13 years.


CLE Colorado Water Law Workshop

03/08/2007 8:30 am
03/09/2007 5:00 pm

New challenges for water development, including a panel presentation discussing new definitions of drought, climate change, ground water depletion and alternatives for development of new supplies. Workshop will be at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Denver, offered by the Continuing Legal Education. Earn up to 13 MCLE or real estate credits.


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