Originally Posted by jmack
Imeyers- this water right is junior to just about all rights on the Taylor and East, so this right does not allow the Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy to force any current releases to continue or stop any existing diversions. It gives the UGRWC standing to object to any future diversion on the Taylor, East, or any of their tributaries that would reduce the flows on the Gunnison below the flows set forth in the instream flow right.
What about in a drought year? Say the river isn't flowing the 1200 cfs in June listed in the document, from what you said they wouldn't be able to get a release correct?....so this is just to prevent others from obtaining water rights that may reduce the flow at the park? sorry, just trying to understand.