SB17-282 - Dedicate Reservoir Release Environmental Purposes

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning the dedication of reservoir releases for environmental purposes.

The bill creates a process whereby an owner of a storage water right may obtain a decree that authorizes releases from storage to a downstream point of diversion or delivery for decreed beneficial uses to be dedicated to, and used by, the Colorado water conservation board in the intervening stream reach to preserve or improve the natural environment to a reasonable degree if specified conditions are satisfied.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


Latest update: April 20, 2017
04/20/2017 - Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely
04/03/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy