Environmental Law & Policy Alert – Update from Somach, Simmons & Dunn

April 20, 2022

Five Tips for Colorado Ditch Companies

As spring arrives in Colorado, ditch companies across the state will begin running their ditches for the benefit of their shareholders and other water users. Like most arid Western states, ditches have a storied history in Colorado, dating back to the 1850s when the state’s first non-Native settlers arrived in the San Luis Valley, and ditches continue to provide water to irrigators throughout the state during irrigation season each year. Colorado water law has developed over the years to protect ditch users and ensure that the state’s rapid development does not upend the historical ditch irrigation systems that supply a wide array of users…. Read More

Written by Michael W. Daugherty