Colorado Supreme Court to hear San Luis Valley groundwater sub-district rules appeal September 28


From The Pueblo Chieftain (Matt Hildner):

The valley’s local Water Court signed off on the plan of management for Subdistrict No. 1 in May 2010, but three parties made up largely of surface irrigators have appealed that ruling. They argue that the management plan does too little to protect the owners of senior surface water right from injury caused by the pumping of the subdistrict’s roughly 3,000 irrigation wells…

The appellants include two groups — The San Antonio, Los Pinos and Conejos River Acequia Preservation Association and Save Our Senior Water Rights which are represented by Arvada attorney Tim Buchanan. Richard Ramstetter and Peter Atkins have joined as individual appellants, who are represented by Alamosa attorney Stephane Atencio.

More San Luis Valley groundwater coverage here and here.

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