Grand Junction: ‘Water Law in a Nutshell’ seminar October 14 at Colorado Mesa University’s University Center


From the Grand Junction Free Press (Tracy Dvorak):

“Water Law in a Nutshell,” an eight-hour seminar, will be offered Friday, Oct. 14, at Colorado Mesa University’s University Center.

If the course sounds kind of dry (no pun intended), it’s not. See if this list doesn’t beguile you:

• Did you know that priority of water rights is decided partly by who got to the courthouse first?

• Did you know that water rights can be lost if they are not used for a 10-year period?

• Did you know that every ditch, pipeline, and reservoir has an easement over the underlying ground?

• Did you know that a property owner cannot move a ditch without the permission of the ditch owner or a court?

• Did you know that there may not be a right to float a raft across private property?

[Speaker, Delta attorney Aaron Clay], a CU Boulder law grad, has practiced law since 1980. He was the Water Referee for Colorado Water Court, Division 4 (Gunnison, Uncompahgre, and San Miguel River Basins) from 1982 to 2008…

Register by emailing Hannah Holm at or calling 970-683-1133.

More water law coverage here.

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