Colorado Supreme Court Says Water Applicants Can’t Use Enlarged Acreage As Measure

Mealey's (June 17, 2015, 12:18 PM EDT) -- DENVER — An application for change in water rights must base historical usage on acreage listed in a lawful decree and not on an acreage amount listed in a subsequent but overturned decree, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled Dec. 22 (Concerning the Application for Water Rights of Widefield Water and Sanitation District, et al. v. Steven J. Witte, No. 13SA197, Colo. Sup.; 2014 Colo. LEXIS 1083).

(Opinion available. Document #95-150115-003Z.)

In 2007, Widefield Water and Sanitation District and the City of Fountain, Colo., acquired the H2O...
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