Colo. Court Denies Buffalo Development Water Rights

Law360, New York (November 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a Colorado water court did not err when it did not allow Buffalo Park Development Co. water rights to build new subdivisions, putting an end to a 15-year-old case.

The case goes back to 1994, when Buffalo Park applied for water rights to build 205 wells to support five new subdivisions in Jefferson County.

Under Colorado law, a party applying for water rights must show that there is water available to be appropriated, and that appropriating the water would...
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