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Water Law

Added by yongli on 11/16/2015 - 14:26, last changed on 08/06/2020 - 10:38

Irrigation in Colorado

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Known collectively as “The Colorado Doctrine,” the state’s water laws arose primarily from the practice of farmers diverting water from streams through ditches onto irrigable land to grow food for homesteading families, miners, and growing towns. Territorial Law In 1861 the Colorado Territorial...
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