Dedicate Reservoir Release Environmental Purposes
Concerning the dedication of reservoir releases for environmental purposes.
2017 Regular Session
The bill creates a process whereby an owner of a storage water right may obtain a decree that authorizes releases from storage to a downstream point of diversion or delivery for decreed beneficial uses to be dedicated to, and used by, the Colorado water conservation board in the intervening stream reach to preserve or improve the natural environment to a reasonable degree if specified conditions are satisfied.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)