Letter from John Mattingly
Water – November 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine
Enjoyed your October “A Letter From The Editors.”
Several thoughts and questions.
1. RICDs are an in-stream flow right, and must be filed for and administered by the CWCB (Colorado Water Conservation Board). Most in-stream flow rights are in reaches of the river (usually high on the watershed) where priority issues don’t come into play. Others involve exchanges and timed releases worked out with existing water rights holders. The process of acquiring a RICD is elaborate and intimidating. Just read the authorizing legislation, CRS 37-92-102. Do you know the particulars of the Chaffee County application as to the proposed water sources and exchanges?