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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 act 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 this bill as enacted.)


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  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    04/01/2020 Signed Act PDF
    03/17/2020 Final Act PDF
    03/04/2020 Rerevised PDF
    03/03/2020 Revised PDF
    02/18/2020 Reengrossed PDF
    02/14/2020 Engrossed PDF
    01/21/2020 Introduced PDF

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