This casenote addresses a decision of the Colorado Water Court interpreting whether the federal reserved water rights doctrine protects minimum quantities of streamflow in National Forests to protect the stability of stream banks. The author argues, in part, that because the court found that the flows sought by the Forest Service were necessary to protect one of the purposes of the National Forests, the water rights were improperly denied.
Recommended CitationRobert F. Snow, Platte River: Reservation and Quantification of Federal Reserved Water Rights - Firefighting & Administrative Purposes Only, 11 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 411 (1993)
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