|Water Courts Homepage|
|Water Division One|
|Water Division Two|
|Water Division Three|
|Water Division Four|
|Water Division Five|
|Water Division Six|
|Water Division Seven|
|Ground Water Basins|
All deadlines that occur after July 12, 2016, even if the deadlines are in existing cases, should be calculated under the amended Water Court Rules and/or amended Rules of Civil Procedure, unless there is a Water Court order to the contrary.
The Water Right Determination and Administration Act of 1969 created seven water divisions based upon the drainage patterns of various rivers in Colorado. Each water division is staffed with a division engineer appointed by the state engineer, a water judge appointed by the Supreme Court, a water referee appointed by the water judge, and a water clerk assigned by the district court.
Water judges are district judges appointed by the Supreme Court and have jurisdiction in the determination of water rights, the use and administration of water, and all other water matters within the water division.
All water courts operate under a standard case definition approved by the Supreme Court in 1981. This made possible the establishment of water court filings standards, which have been reported annually by water division since July 1, 1981.
Justice Allison Eid is the Liaison to the Water Judges (by designation of the Chief Justice). Justice Eid also chairs the Supreme Court Water Court Committee. The Water Court Committee discusses and proposes changes to the Uniform Local Rules for all State Water Court Divisions. The Supreme Court votes to adopt or reject proposed rule changes.
For additional information on Colorado's water courts, please review links and information on this page.
|Water Division One||Weld County Courthouse
Water Division Two
|Pueblo County Judicial Building
|Water Division Three||Alamosa County Courthouse
Water Division Four
|Delta County Courthouse
Gunnison County Courthouse
Montrose County Courthouse
|Water Division Five||Garfield County Courthouse
Glenwood Springs, CO
Water Division Six
|Routt County Courthouse
Steamboat Springs, CO
|Water Division Seven||La Plata County Courthouse
Designated Ground Water Basins
|North High Plains/Camp Creek -
13th Judicial District
Kiowa-Bijou/Lost Creek -
17th Judicial District
Upper Black Squirrel Creek/
Upper Big Sandy - 4th Judicial District
Southern High Plains -
15th Judicial District
Upper Crow Creek -
19th Judicial District
Rule & Form Information:
2016 Rule Change
* Water Court Rules (via LexisNexis)
* Citizen's Guide to Colorado Water Law
Judicial Appointment Orders:
* Water Judges for Calendar Year 2016