Developing and Protecting Water Rights in Transactions and Administrative and Legal Proceedings

Administrative, Legal and Legislative Proceedings

If you have a water rights issue, you will need a lawyer who specializes in Water Law. Our lawyers can guide you through Water Court, State Engineer, Ground Water Commission, Water Quality Control Commission issues, and Federal, state and local governmental proceedings:

  • Adjudicating new surface and underground water rights
  • Changing existing water rights
  • Obtaining approval of plans for augmentation, recharge, replacement, injection and extraction, and aquifer storage and recovery
  • Protecting existing water rights and related easements and property rights through opposition in water court, injunctions and declaratory actions
  • Permitting tributary, nontributary, and not nontributary water wells
  • Geothermal wells
  • Flooding and seepage issues
  • Water-related habitat projects
  • Appeals to the Colorado Supreme Court
  • State agency rulemakings and adjudicatory proceedings
  • Water supply approvals with local governments
  • Colorado Water Congress
  • State legislative process
  • USR permits

Developing and Transferring Water Rights

Our lawyers can also help you with water-related transactional matters, such as:

  • Evaluation of existing water supplies
  • Planning for and development of water supplies
  • Purchase and sales of water rights
  • Investigations for diligence in water rights transactions
  • Water rights conveyances, including drafting deeds, assignments and dry up covenants
  • Agreements for infrastructure and easements
  • Well permitting
  • Conservation easements

View List of Representative Water Law Clients

If you have an issue related to water rights and related interests in land and need assistance with a transaction or administrative or legal proceeding, contact us at 303-776-9900.