Colorado Supreme Court upholds limits on transfer of water rights from farmers to suburbs

Outlet: The Denver Post

June 1, 2011

Colorado’s Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a state water court’s ruling limiting the amount of water that the East Cherry Creek Valley Water and Sanitation District can deliver from the South Platte River drainage to thirsty suburbs in southeast Denver.
The case reflects increasingly close scrutiny — driven by scarcity and rising water prices — given to deals that transfer ownership of water rights from farmers to expanding suburbs…

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