Quota Trading

  • Must be in good standing with WAS.

  • Quota cannot be transferred between GMS and WAS.

  • Quota cannot be carried over past March 31st of the following year.

  • Quota cannot be traded to lands not covered by a Central augmentation contract.

  • Leasing or purchase of a quota does not guarantee the ability to pump in any particular year.

  • Quota transfers must be approved by Central to be valid.

  • A Central certified meter must be installed on the Lessor’s and Lessee’s wells to participate in the quota trading program.

  • Quota trading zones will be established by river reach and distance to cover geographic range of trading.

  • Enforcement will be verified by meter readings, satellite imagery or windshield survey.

  • Penalty for illegal irrigation after quota is leased will be future exclusion from the quota trading program.

  • Lessees are able to have unlimited quota transactions each year.

  • The value of quota leases will be set by the open market. Central will not maintain an official record of the price paid for quotas.

  • Central will maintain a list of interested parties whom contact Central, for buying and selling quotas.

  • Shallow rooted cover crop should be established to inhibit erosion of the soil by wind or water.

Purchaser Name Can purchase from zone Phone
Sellers  Name Can sell to zone Phone

Permanent Transfers

 Interested Purchasers

Name Contact
Jeff Kelley 303-523-4256
Gregg Domenico 970-785-6331
John Moser 970-539-0999
Gary Henrickson 970-785-2415
Peter Press 303-377-3577
Jack Ferguson 303-795-3181
Matt Hawthorne 303-263-9421
Steve Boulter 970-396-1725

Interested Sellers

Name Contact

2018 Assessment Rates

Type 1 Irrigation $65.00 per acre foot $500 minimum
Type 12 Non-irrigation Ag $72.00 per acre foot $500 minimum
Type 13 Non-irrigation Domestic $72.00 per acre foot $500 minimum
Type 14 Non-irrigation Industrial $72.00 per acre foot $500 minimum
Type 9 Gravel pit $341.00 per acre foot $500 minimum
Type 11 Non-taxed government $130.00 per acre foot $500 minimum
Type 99 Special $0 per acre foot $500 minimum

Division 1 Ground Water Measurement Rules

In order for the State Engineer and Division Engineer for Water Division No.1 to obtain information needed for administration of the waters in the South Platte River Basin within Water Division No.1 and to assist in compliance with the 1974 Amended South Platte Rules (W 7209) and the South Platte River Compact (Title 37 Article 65, C.R.S.), it is necessary to adopt rules governing the measurement of tributary ground water diversions located in the South Platte River Basin within Water Division No. 1.

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