Porzak Browning & Bushong LLP

Publications

Recreation Water Rights: The Inside Story,” 10 U. Denv. Water L. Rev. 209, (2007).
by Glenn E. Porzak, Steven Bushong, P. Fritz Holleman, and Lawrence J. MacDonnell

"Colorado Groundwater Management, Conjunctive Use and Water Banking," 10 Western Water Law & Policy Reporter 125, March, 2006.
by Karen Henderson and Scott C. Miller

"Private Means to Enhance Public Streams," 33 Colo. Law. 4, April 2004.
by Mike Browning

"Heightened Notice Requirements for Water Rights Applications" 32 Colo. Law. 6, June 2003.
by Kristin Howse Moseley

"Substitute Supply Plans: Recent Water Law Developments," 31 Colo. Law. 8, August 2002.
by Mike Browning

"The Ditch Bill Deadline Approaches," 24 Colo. Law. 7, July 1995.
by Mike Browning

"Ditch Lining: The Water Right Issue" 21 Colo. Law. 6, June 1992.
by Mike Browning and Steve Bushong

Colorado Supreme Court Cases

Case No. 14SA38, Wolfe v. Jim Hutton Educational Foundation, 344 P.3d 855

Case No. 06SA303, Upper Eagle Water Authority v. Simpson, September 10, 2007.

Case No. 02SA298, Farmers Reservoir & Irrigation Co., et. al., v. City of Golden,
May 23, 2005.

Case No. 04SA328, McNichols v. Elk Dance Colorado, July 31, 2006.

Case No. 01SA412, In re Application for Water Rights of Park County Sportsmen's Ranch, February 14, 2005.

Case No. 01SA252, State Engineer, Division Engineer for Water Division No. 1 & Colorado Water Conservation Board v. City of Golden, May 19, 2003.

Case No. 05SA205, Harmony Ditch Company v. Ground Water Management,
June 12, 2006.

Case No. 04SA44, Colorado Water Conservation Board v. Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District, March 14, 2005.

Case No. 04SA145, Colorado Water Conservation Board v. City of Central,
November 28, 2005.

Case No. 02SA364, City of Golden v. Simpson, January 12, 2004.

Case No. 01SA105, Farmers Reservoir & Irrigation Company, Farmers High Line Canal and Reservoir Company, City of Aravada, and City of Westminster v. City of Golden, April 8, 2002.

Case No. 00SA229, Farmers Reservoir and Irrigation Company, Farmers High Line Canal and Reservoir Company, and City of Westminster v. Consolidated Mutual Water Company, Agricultural Ditch and Reservoir Company, and City of Golden, November 13, 2001.

Water Court Decrees

Case No. 12CW111, In the Matter of the Protest of the Jim Hutton Educational Foundation to Inclusion on the Revised Abandonment List of Water Rights in Yuma County, Colorado, Supplemental Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Order of the Water Court Regarding the Tip Jack Ditch Water Right, dated October 2, 2015

Case No. 12CW111, In the Matter of the Protest of the Jim Hutton Educational Foundation to Inclusion on the Revised Abandonment List of Water Rights in Yuma County, Colorado, Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Order of the Water Court [Regarding the Tip Jack Ditch, Hutton No. 1, and Hutton No. 2 Water Rights], dated December 16, 2013.  

Case No. 11CW186, The Jim Hutton Educational Foundation v. Colorado Division of Water Resources, et. al., Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law [Regarding the Hale Ditch], dated December 16, 2013.

Concerning the Water Rights of the City and County of Denver, Decree of the Water Court, Case No. 02CW125, in and for the District Court for Water Division No. 5, State of Colorado, November 29, 2007.

Concerning the Water Rights of the Upper Eagle Regional Water Authority, Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Order, Case No. 03CW78, in and for the District Court for Water Divsion No. 5, State of Colorado, March 17, 2006.

Concerning the Water Rights of the Town of Breckenridge, Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Decree of the Water Court, Case No. 00CW281, in and for the District Court for Water Division No. 5, State of Colorado, June 5, 2002.

Concerning the Water Rights of the City of Steamboat Springs, Amended Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Decree of the Court, Case No. 03CW86, in and for the District Court for Water Division No. 6, State of Colorado, March 13, 2006.

Concerning the Water Rights of the Eagle River Water and Sanitation District, Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Decree of the Water Court, Case No. 00CW259, in and for the District Court for Water Division No. 5, State of Colorado, June 5, 2002.

Concerning the Water Rights of the City of Seamboat Springs, Case No. 03CW86, in and for the District Court for Water Division No. 6, State of Colorado, October 28, 2005.

Concerning the Water Rights of the City of Golden, Decree, Case No. 98CW448, in and for the District Court for Water Division No. 1, State of Colorado, June 13, 2001.

Republican River Litigation

The Jim Hutton Educational Foundation, v. Dick Wolfe, in his capacity as the Colorado State Engineer; David Nettles, in his capacity as the Division Engineer in and for Water Division No. 1, State of Colorado; Colorado Division of Water Resources; and the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife, Case No. 15CW3018, Water Division No. 1. Select pleadings are available here: https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/District/Custom.cfm?District_ID=19&Page_ID=607

Other Cases

Navajo Nation v. United States Forest Service, 535 F.3d 1058 (9th Cir. 2008)