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Abandonment Lists 

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to section 37-92-401(4) C.R.S. (2011), the Division Engineer for each Water Division, in consultation with the State Engineer, has developed a revised abandonment list which contains those water rights that the Division Engineer has determined to have been abandoned in whole or in part.  The revised abandonment list, when concluded by judgment and decree, shall be conclusive as to the water rights determined to have been abandoned.  

Any person who wishes to protest the inclusion of any water rights on the revised abandonment list shall file a written protest with the Water Clerk for the Water Court and provide a copy to the Division Engineer in accordance with the procedures set forth in section 37-92-401(5), C.R.S (2011).  A form for such protest is available at:  All such protests shall be filed no later than June 30, 2012.  The fee for filing such a protest with the Water Clerk is found on the water court website and is made payable to the Water Clerk.

The State Engineer or Division Engineer may request the Water Court order the physical abandonment of diversion structures no longer associated with any decreed water rights as a result of this revised abandonment list.

The revised abandonment list is available to print or download.  These lists are in Adobe Acrobat® PDF format, which requires a PDF Viewer for viewing.  To download these files, right-click on the desired list download and select Save Target As.


Division Revised Dec 31, 2011 Case Number Division Contact Number
1 - South Platte 11CW0263 (970) 352-8712
2 - Arkansas 11CW0083 (719) 542-3368
3 - Rio Grande 11CW0021 (719) 589-6683
4 - Gunnison 11CW0151 (970) 249-6622
5 - Colorado 11CW0173 (970) 945-5665
6 - Yampa/White/North Platte 11CW0037 (970) 879-0272
7 - San Juan/Dolores 11CW0076 (970) 247-1845