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Looking Upstream: An Analysis Of Low Water Levels In Lake Powell And The Impacts On Water Supply, Hydropower, Recreation, And The Environment: A Companion Report To The Bathtub Ring, Michael Johnson, Lindsey Ratcliff, Rebecca Shively, Leanne Weiss, Yale University. School Of Forestry And Environmental Studies, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches-Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment, Western Water Policy Program Jan 2016

Looking Upstream: An Analysis Of Low Water Levels In Lake Powell And The Impacts On Water Supply, Hydropower, Recreation, And The Environment: A Companion Report To The Bathtub Ring, Michael Johnson, Lindsey Ratcliff, Rebecca Shively, Leanne Weiss, Yale University. School Of Forestry And Environmental Studies, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches-Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment, Western Water Policy Program

Books, Reports, and Studies

viii, 110 pages : color illustrations, color maps


Prioritizing Management And Protection Of The Colorado River's Environmental Resources, Colorado River Research Group Jan 2016

Prioritizing Management And Protection Of The Colorado River's Environmental Resources, Colorado River Research Group

Books, Reports, and Studies

4 pages.


A Look At Laws Authorizing Uses Of Conserved And Saved Water In California, Montana, Oregon, And Washington, Cassidy Woodard Jan 2016

A Look At Laws Authorizing Uses Of Conserved And Saved Water In California, Montana, Oregon, And Washington, Cassidy Woodard

Books, Reports, and Studies

28 pages : color illustrations.


An Enhanced Water Bank For Colorado, Anne J. Castle, Lawrence J. Macdonnell Jan 2016

An Enhanced Water Bank For Colorado, Anne J. Castle, Lawrence J. Macdonnell

Books, Reports, and Studies

23 pages.

Introduction and rationale -- Background on Colorado water law -- The initial Colorado water bank -- Water banks in other western states -- An enhanced water bank framework for Colorado -- Overcoming municipal preference for permanent acquisition -- Existing authority and new authority needed -- Conclusion and recommendation -- Attachment: Provisions for consideration in water bank operating guidelines.


Enhancing Watershed Planning In Implementation Of The Colorado Water Plan: An Overview Of Implementation Challenges And Opportunities, Douglas S. Kenney Jan 2016

Enhancing Watershed Planning In Implementation Of The Colorado Water Plan: An Overview Of Implementation Challenges And Opportunities, Douglas S. Kenney

Books, Reports, and Studies

25 pages.

Introduction -- Review of existing efforts -- Summary of interviews -- The salience of funding -- Recommendations -- Attachment A: Summary of reviewed watershed plans.


Improving Irrigation Water Uses For Agricultural And Environmental Benefits, Anne Castle, Amy Beattie, Zach Smith, Drew Peternell, Ted Kowalski Jan 2016

Improving Irrigation Water Uses For Agricultural And Environmental Benefits, Anne Castle, Amy Beattie, Zach Smith, Drew Peternell, Ted Kowalski

Books, Reports, and Studies

37 pages : color pictures, color maps.

Introduction -- Agricultural and environmental enhancements -- An ag and environmental enhancement program for Colorado -- Appendix A: Conservation case studies in Colorado -- Appendix B: Related Colorado water law -- Appendix C: Relevant laws from other states -- Appendix D: Legislative attempts to statutorily recognize conserved water -- Appendix E: The problem of vocabulary


Proposal For An Enhanced Colorado Water Bank, Anne J. Castle, Lawrence J. Macdonnell Jan 2016

Proposal For An Enhanced Colorado Water Bank, Anne J. Castle, Lawrence J. Macdonnell

Books, Reports, and Studies

4 pages.

Outlines and explains 8 characteristics of an enhanced Colorado water bank.


Watershed Planning And Management In Colorado, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment Jan 2016

Watershed Planning And Management In Colorado, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment

Books, Reports, and Studies

9 pages.

Introduction -- The watershed approach in Colorado -- Moving to the next level : implementation of the BIPs -- Possible next steps -- Conclusion.


Colorado Acequia Handbook: Water Rights And Governance Guide For Colorado's Acequias, Jens Jensen, Peter D. Nichols, Ryan Golten, Sarah Krakoff, Sarah Parmar, Karl Kumli, Jesse Heibel, Blake Busse, Karoline Garren, Julia Guarino, Megan Gutwein, Cori Hach, Melissa S. Jensen, Shannon Liston, Gunnar Paulsen, Nate Miller, John R. Sherman, Dan Weiss, Michael Weissman, Emily Neiley, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches-Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment, Gates Family Foundation, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Sangre De Cristo National Heritage Area, Sangre De Cristo Acequia Association, Colorado Open Lands Jan 2016

Colorado Acequia Handbook: Water Rights And Governance Guide For Colorado's Acequias, Jens Jensen, Peter D. Nichols, Ryan Golten, Sarah Krakoff, Sarah Parmar, Karl Kumli, Jesse Heibel, Blake Busse, Karoline Garren, Julia Guarino, Megan Gutwein, Cori Hach, Melissa S. Jensen, Shannon Liston, Gunnar Paulsen, Nate Miller, John R. Sherman, Dan Weiss, Michael Weissman, Emily Neiley, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches-Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment, Gates Family Foundation, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Sangre De Cristo National Heritage Area, Sangre De Cristo Acequia Association, Colorado Open Lands

Books, Reports, and Studies

51 pages (includes 1 color map)

Introduction -- Definitions -- Water rights -- Change of water right -- Transfers of water rights -- Water sharing agreements -- Losing your water rights ("use it or lose it") -- Preventing the transfer of water out of the acequia -- Conservation easements -- Governing the acequia -- Assessments -- Easements -- Enforcement -- Tort liability -- Water quality -- The Rio Grande Compact -- Main government water entities -- Where can an acequia get legal assistance? -- Appendix I. Water rights : frequently asked questions -- Appendix II. Acequia bylaws : frequently asked questions -- Appendix III. Acequia incorporation : frequently asked questions -- Appendix IV. Model bylaws -- Appendix V. Catlin provision (Also included at Art. 10 ...


Tribes And Water In The Colorado River Basin, Colorado River Research Group Jan 2016

Tribes And Water In The Colorado River Basin, Colorado River Research Group

Books, Reports, and Studies

4 pages : charts.

The special nature of tribal water rights -- Quantified water rights -- The Colordo mainstream reservations -- Central Arizona tribes -- Upper basin tribes -- Outstanding / unresolved tribal claims -- The path forward.


The Value Of Water In The Colorado River Basin: A Snapshot Of A Fluid Landscape, Brian Annes, Colorado River Governance Initiative Jan 2015

The Value Of Water In The Colorado River Basin: A Snapshot Of A Fluid Landscape, Brian Annes, Colorado River Governance Initiative

Books, Reports, and Studies

33 pages.


The Bathtub Ring. Shrinking Lake Mead: Impacts On Water Supply, Hydropower, Recreation And The Environment, Ning Jiang, Season Martin, Julia Morton, Skyler Murphy, Colorado River Governance Initiative Jan 2015

The Bathtub Ring. Shrinking Lake Mead: Impacts On Water Supply, Hydropower, Recreation And The Environment, Ning Jiang, Season Martin, Julia Morton, Skyler Murphy, Colorado River Governance Initiative

Books, Reports, and Studies

4 pages (includes color illustrations and color maps).


Navigating A Pathway Toward Colorado's Water Future: A Review And Recommendations On Colorado's Draft Water Plan, Lawrence J. Macdonnell, Colorado Water Working Group Jan 2015

Navigating A Pathway Toward Colorado's Water Future: A Review And Recommendations On Colorado's Draft Water Plan, Lawrence J. Macdonnell, Colorado Water Working Group

Books, Reports, and Studies

40 pages (includes color illustrations).


The Case For Conservation, Colorado River Research Group Jan 2015

The Case For Conservation, Colorado River Research Group

Books, Reports, and Studies

4 pages.

The unfolding success story of municipal and industrial conservation -- Agricultural water conservation and transfers -- Conclusion.


A Look At The Interim Guidelines At Their Mid-Point: How Are We Doing?, Colorado River Research Group Jan 2015

A Look At The Interim Guidelines At Their Mid-Point: How Are We Doing?, Colorado River Research Group

Books, Reports, and Studies

4 pages.


The Hallett Decrees And Acequia Water Rights Administration On Rio Culebra In Colorado, Will Davidson, Julia Guarino Jan 2015

The Hallett Decrees And Acequia Water Rights Administration On Rio Culebra In Colorado, Will Davidson, Julia Guarino

Books, Reports, and Studies

58 pages.

Article on p. 219-276.


An Introduction To The Colorado River Research Group: Purpose, Membership And Contact Information, Colorado River Research Group Jan 2014

An Introduction To The Colorado River Research Group: Purpose, Membership And Contact Information, Colorado River Research Group

Books, Reports, and Studies

[11] p. : color illustrations ; 28 cm


The First Step In Repairing The Colorado River’S Broken Water Budget: Summary Report, Colorado River Research Group Jan 2014

The First Step In Repairing The Colorado River’S Broken Water Budget: Summary Report, Colorado River Research Group

Books, Reports, and Studies

4 p. : color illustration and chart ; 28 cm.


Research Needs In The Colorado River Basin: A Summary Of Policy-Related Topics To Explore Further In Support Of Solution-Oriented Decision-Making, Colorado River Governance Initiative, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches-Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment Western Water Policy Program Jan 2014

Research Needs In The Colorado River Basin: A Summary Of Policy-Related Topics To Explore Further In Support Of Solution-Oriented Decision-Making, Colorado River Governance Initiative, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches-Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment Western Water Policy Program

Books, Reports, and Studies

14 p. ; 28 cm


The First Step In Repairing The Colorado River’S Water Budget: Technical Report, Colorado River Research Group Jan 2014

The First Step In Repairing The Colorado River’S Water Budget: Technical Report, Colorado River Research Group

Books, Reports, and Studies

22 p. : charts (some color) ; 28 cm.

Contents: Introduction -- Diagnosing the problem -- Plans to increase use of basin water: Overview; Upper basin states: Colorado; New Mexico; Utah; Wyoming; Lower basin states: Arizona; California; Nevada; Tribal demands -- Reconciling fantasy with reality: Upper basin; Lower basin -- Conclusion -- Literature cited.

Tables and figures: Declining reservoir storage on the Colorado River -- Average supplies versus demands on the Colorado River mainstem -- Relationship between Lake Powell storage and Lee Ferry virgin flows -- Relationship between Lake Powell releases and Lake Mead storage -- Tribal water rights/demands: upper basin -- Tribal water rights/demands: lower basin mainstem -- Tribes served ...


Charting A New Course For The Colorado River: A Summary Of Guiding Principles, Colorado River Research Group Jan 2014

Charting A New Course For The Colorado River: A Summary Of Guiding Principles, Colorado River Research Group

Books, Reports, and Studies

[4] p. : color illustrations ; 28 cm.


Considerations For Climate Change And Variability Adaptation On The Navajo Nation, Julie Nania, Karen Cozzetto, Nicole Gillett, Sabre Druen, Anne Mariah Tapp, Michael Eitner, Beth Baldwin, National Integrated Drought Information System (U.S.), Western Water Assessment (Program), University Of Colorado Boulder. Renewable And Sustainable Energy Institute, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches-Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment Jan 2014

Considerations For Climate Change And Variability Adaptation On The Navajo Nation, Julie Nania, Karen Cozzetto, Nicole Gillett, Sabre Druen, Anne Mariah Tapp, Michael Eitner, Beth Baldwin, National Integrated Drought Information System (U.S.), Western Water Assessment (Program), University Of Colorado Boulder. Renewable And Sustainable Energy Institute, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches-Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment

Books, Reports, and Studies

[6], 204 p. : color illustrations, color maps


Restoring Sacred Waters: A Guide To Protecting Tribal Non-Consumptive Water Uses In The Colorado River Basin, Julie Nania, Julia Guarino, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches-Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment Jan 2014

Restoring Sacred Waters: A Guide To Protecting Tribal Non-Consumptive Water Uses In The Colorado River Basin, Julie Nania, Julia Guarino, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches-Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment

Books, Reports, and Studies

105 p. : color illustrations ; 28 cm

Introduction -- Gathering information and starting the process -- Indian federal reserved water rights -- Using Indian federal reserved water rights for instream flows -- Negotiating for non-consumptive uses in settlement agreements -- Protecting non-consumptive uses in tribal water codes -- Other legal tools -- Irrigating for instream flows and traditional plants -- Summary and key points


The "Upper Basin Voluntary Demand Cap" As A Means Of Mitigating Legal Uncertainty In The Colorado River Basin: Modeling Results, Colorado River Governance Initiative, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches-Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment, Western Water Policy Program Jan 2013

The "Upper Basin Voluntary Demand Cap" As A Means Of Mitigating Legal Uncertainty In The Colorado River Basin: Modeling Results, Colorado River Governance Initiative, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches-Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment, Western Water Policy Program

Books, Reports, and Studies

15 p. : ill. ; 29 cm


Cross-Boundary Water Transfers In The Colorado River Basin: A Review Of Efforts And Issues Associated With Marketing Water Across State Lines Or Reservation Boundaries, Colorado River Governance Initiative, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches-Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment, Western Water Policy Program Jan 2013

Cross-Boundary Water Transfers In The Colorado River Basin: A Review Of Efforts And Issues Associated With Marketing Water Across State Lines Or Reservation Boundaries, Colorado River Governance Initiative, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches-Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment, Western Water Policy Program

Books, Reports, and Studies

65 p. : charts ; 29 cm


Does The Upper Basin Have A Delivery Obligation Or An Obligation Not To Deplete The Flow Of The Colorado River At Lee Ferry?, Colorado River Governance Initiative, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, Western Water Policy Program Jan 2012

Does The Upper Basin Have A Delivery Obligation Or An Obligation Not To Deplete The Flow Of The Colorado River At Lee Ferry?, Colorado River Governance Initiative, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, Western Water Policy Program

Books, Reports, and Studies

24 p. ; 29 cm


Respective Obligations Of The Upper And Lower Basins Regarding The Delivery Of Water To Mexico: A Review Of Key Legal Issues, Colorado River Governance Initiative, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, Western Water Policy Program Jan 2012

Respective Obligations Of The Upper And Lower Basins Regarding The Delivery Of Water To Mexico: A Review Of Key Legal Issues, Colorado River Governance Initiative, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, Western Water Policy Program

Books, Reports, and Studies

65 p. ; 29 cm


Law Of The River Apportionment Scheme: Categorization Of Laws, Jason Robison, Colorado River Governance Initiative, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, Western Water Policy Program Jan 2012

Law Of The River Apportionment Scheme: Categorization Of Laws, Jason Robison, Colorado River Governance Initiative, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, Western Water Policy Program

Books, Reports, and Studies

29 p. ; 29 cm


Law Of The River Apportionment Scheme: Compilation Of Laws, Jason Robison, Colorado River Governance Initiative, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, Western Water Policy Program Jan 2012

Law Of The River Apportionment Scheme: Compilation Of Laws, Jason Robison, Colorado River Governance Initiative, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, Western Water Policy Program

Books, Reports, and Studies

52 p. ; 29 cm


Law Of The River Apportionment Scheme: Short Summary Of Laws, Jason Robison, Colorado River Governance Initiative, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, Western Water Policy Program Jan 2012

Law Of The River Apportionment Scheme: Short Summary Of Laws, Jason Robison, Colorado River Governance Initiative, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, Western Water Policy Program

Books, Reports, and Studies

8 p. ; 29 cm