Water Court

Change of Use in Colorado: Maximizing the Value of Irrigation Water Rights

Change of Use in Colorado: Maximizing the Value of Irrigation Water Rights

Very often municipalities either own a senior irrigation water right or are considering the purchase of a senior irrigation water right and need to understand the potential yield of the right in a ‘change of use’ case in Water Court. A change of use case is when a water right is changed through the courts to another use such as an irrigation right being changed to municipal, or commercial, use, or to be used for augmentation.