Thursday, July 20, 2017

High Country Conservation Center, Middle Park Conservation District to host water law seminar


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The High Country Conservation Center and Middle Park Conservation District are hosting a presentation on water law on Friday, Aug. 25, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Summit County Commons. The seminar, titled Water Law in a Nutshell, will be presented by Aaron Clay, an attorney and former water referee for the Colorado Water Court, Division 4.
The all-day event will feature discussions about appropriation, perfection, use, abandonment and enforcement of various types of water rights and ditch rights. Further discussion may also include special rules for groundwater, public rights in appropriated water, and federal and interstate compacts.
"This was a fabulous class," said Sonia Chirtton in a flyer for the event. "I appreciated the case law stories to illustrate the importance of gaining knowledge in this field. The insight into what may happen in the future was extremely interesting from an investment standpoint as well."
Lunch is included with the $50 registration fee. The deadline to sign up is Aug. 4. For more information or to register, call Kaitlin with the Middle Park Conservation District at (970) 532-0127 or email