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    This illustration from the June 20, 1874 edition of Harper's Weekly shows two Colorado farmers opening a wooden headgate, allowing water to flow into an irrigation flume.
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Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr., The Public’s Water Resource—Articles on Water Law, History, and Culture (Denver: Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, 2007).

David Schorr, The Colorado Doctrine, Water Rights, Corporations, and Distributive Justice in The American Frontier (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012).


Additional Information: 

Colorado Foundation for Water Education

P. Andrew Jones, Colorado Water Law for Non-Lawyers (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2009).

Patricia N. Limerick and Jason L. Hanson, A Ditch in Time: The City, the West and Water (Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing, 2012).