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Augmention Of Instream Flows

Concerning a clarification of the authority of the Colorado water conservation board to augment stream flows with acquired water rights that have been previously decreed for augmentation use.
2019 Regular Session
Bill Summary

The bill clarifies that the Colorado water conservation board may augment stream flows to preserve or improve the natural environment to a reasonable degree by use of an acquired water right that has been previously quantified and changed to include augmentation use, without a further change of the water right being required.

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




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