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Colorado Supreme Court Backs Water Court’s Finding Of Abandoned Water Rights

Mealey's (June 17, 2015, 1:49 PM EDT) -- DENVER — A Colorado water court properly found that three water rights were abandoned, the state Supreme Court ruled April 6 (Concerning the Protest of Tom McKenna, et al. v. Steve Witt, et al., No. 13SA304, Colo. Sup.; 2015 Colo. LEXIS 276).

(Opinion available. Document #95-150409-008Z.)

In 2010, Water Division Engineer Steve Witt compiled a decennial list of abandoned water rights as required by Colorado Revised Statues Section 37-92-401(1)(a). The list included three water rights belonging to Tom McKenna and McKenna Ranch.

The three water rights...
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