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Diligence and Conditional Water Rights

Colorado law allows appropriators to obtain a Water Court decree for conditional water rights, effectively holding the appropriator's priority while financing, construction or other obligations are completed. Until the water rights are made absolute, appropriators must present evidence to the Water Court every six years that they are diligently working toward putting the conditional water rights to a beneficial use. Moses, Wittemyer, Harrison and Woodruff, P.C. has worked with its clients to obtain conditional water rights, maintain the priority of such rights by proving diligence in the Water Court, and eventually making conditional rights absolute.

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