Blue River Decree Documents

Western Colorado has irrigation water rights to the Colorado River in perpetuity.

This is a series of law cases protecting our irrigation water rights. 

About every ten years the Front Range wants to grab more water from Western Colorado. The Blue River Decree (1955) and Senate Document 80 (1922) established our rights to irrigation water and the use and benefit of the Green Mountain Reservoir for those rights. 

Blue River Decree Documents (pdf)