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SB17-282

Dedicate Reservoir Release Environmental Purposes

Concerning the dedication of reservoir releases for environmental purposes.
Session:
2017 Regular Session
Subject:
Water

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.)

Status

Introduced
Lost

Bill Text

Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. J. Sonnenberg
Rep. D. Esgar, Rep. H. McKean

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Co-sponsor