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Category "Western Water Law & Policy"

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Issues Final 2016 Biological Opinion For Water-Related Activities in the Upper and Middle Rio Grande

On December 2, 2016, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) issued the final Biological [...]

Fifth Circuit Reverses and Remands District Court’s Summary Judgment on Whether Land Constituted Waters of the United States

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Firth Circuit recently reversed and remanded the decision [...]

Utah Supreme Court Addresses the Limitations of Judicial Continuing Jurisdiction In Water Decrees

In this case the Utah Supreme Court was asked to determine the narrow issue of [...]

New Mexico Supreme Court Rules that Water Diverted in Colorado But Put to Beneficial Use Within New Mexico is Subject to New Mexico State Engineer’s Jurisdiction

New Mexico has confronted numerous interstate water issues. In virtually all of the cases, New [...]