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i_wrrc_2018a_2018-08-23t14:15:33z0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For WATER AND LAND TRANSFERS IN COLORADO

INTERIM COMMITTEE  WATER RESOURCES REVIEW COMMITTEE
Date Aug 23, 2018      
Location HCR 0112



Water and Land Transfers in Colorado - Committee Discussion Only


02:17:02 PM  

Chris Treese, Colorado River Water Conservation District, introduced himself to the committee.  He discussed land and water transfers in the state and the impact of large investor groups purchasing land and the associated water rights.  Mr. Treese stated that although these companies advertise an interest in maintaining the original use of the land they seek to purchase, there is a worry among the community that the purchase of these lands could cause a dry out of agricultural lands.  Mr. Treese responded to questions from the committee regarding the impacts on the agricultural community caused by land transfer.  He also discussed the bylaws of water users associations.

02:30:19 PM  

David Robbins, Hill and Robbins, P.C., introduced himself to the committee and provided a general statewide background on the transfer of land that has other natural resources tied to it.  Mr. Robbins responded to questions from the committee, and discussion ensued.

02:41:52 PM  

Mr. Treese responded to committee comments and questions.  He discussed the ability of agricultural users to put land and the associated resources into land trusts.  Mr. Robbins also responded to questions.






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