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State Engineer Confirm Existing Use Instream Flow

Concerning the authority of the state engineer to confirm the extent of uses of water in existence on the date of an instream flow appropriation.
2020 Regular Session
Bill Summary

Current law specifies that the Colorado water conservation board's appropriation of water for instream flow purposes is subject to existing uses and exchanges of water. The bill directs the state engineer, in administering current law, to confirm a claim of an existing use or exchange if the use or exchange has not previously been confirmed by court order or decree. The person making the claim may also seek confirmation by the water judge.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)




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