Conservation Corner: Water Law in a Nutshell Class July 25

Do you know the origins of the water saying, “first in time, first in rights?” Do you now that one-acre foot of water equals 43,560 cubic feet or 325,850 gallons, about a football field covered in one foot of water?  What water rights perfection means? Maybe you just want to learn more and polish up your water rights knowledge. 

Then look no further! Back by popular demand, on July 25, 2020, the Douglas Creek Conservation District will be hosting a Water Law in a Nutshell class. The workshop will be held in Rangely at the Colorado Northwestern Community College in the Rector Lecture Room. It will be a full day, scheduled from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Lunch will be included. 

The class will be presented by Aaron Clay, a retired attorney. Mr. Clay was born and raised in Hotchkiss, Colorado. After attending the University of Colorado, Mr. Clay practiced law in Delta for 25 plus years. He has developed and taught the Water Law in a Nutshell course for several years to numerous groups, including water right holders, conservation districts, realtors, attorneys, and others. The course is accredited by the Colorado Division of Real Estate for continuing education credits. Mr. Clay presents complicated water law in a concise and easy to understand manner. Landowners who attended last year’s half-day workshop expressed great appreciation and requested this full day workshop.  

Please register for the class by July 20, 2020, calling the District Office at 878-9838 or emailing Early bird registration is $50 before July 20th. This will include class registration, study materials, and lunch. The cost after July 20th will be $60. 

Visit the District’s  website at to view the flyer. 

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