Tag Archives: Water Law

Fecal Coliform Densities in a Western Watershed.

Abstract (Pollution Human/Bacteria, Conservation of Natural Resources, Water Law, Community Education) This paper describes the areal distribution of fecal coliform densities within the stream system of the South Platte River basin in Colorado. Low densities, e.g., 0 to 99 fecal … Continue reading

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). Resource Management at the Watershed Level: An Assessment of the Changing Federal Role in the Emerging Era of Community-Based Watershed Management.

Abstract (Water Law, Conservation of Natural Resources) Under the Western Water Policy Review Act of 1992 (P.L. 102-575, Title XXX), Congress directed the President to undertake a comprehensive review of Federal activities in the 19 Western States that directly or … Continue reading

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Water Transfers and their Impacts: Lessons from Three Colorado Water Markets.

Abstract (Water Law, Economic Redevelopment) This paper presents an analysis of the effects of different institutional arrangements and economic environments on water markets. Characteristics of water rights transfers in the South Platte Basin of Colorado and transfers of shares of … Continue reading

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Application of a Watershed Management Approach.

Abstract (Watershed Planning, Water Law, Water Conservation, Community Preparedness) The regional Clean Water Plan developed and maintained by the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) recognizes 18 hydrologic planning basins in the eight county region. These basins have been used … Continue reading

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South Platte River Segment 15 Water Quality: A Historical Perspective.

Summary (Pollution, Water Law, Water Conservation, Flood Control) This report includes a comprehensive look at the history of the South Platte River and how water quality has changed over time. Causes are also examined, as well as impacts stemming from … Continue reading

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The Interstate River Compact: Incentives for Noncompliance.

Abstract (Water Law, Conservation of Natural Resources) Twenty-one western United States rivers are governed by interstate compacts. This paper examines the issue of compliance with interstate river compacts in the western United States and some of the factors influencing compact … Continue reading

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