Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Francis A. Benedetti, Wray, for plaintiff-appellant.
J. D. MacFarlane, Atty. Gen., David W. Robbins, Deputy Atty. Gen., Edward G. Donovan, Sol. Gen., Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr., First Asst. Atty. Gen., Natural Resources Section, Loren L. Swick, Sp. Asst. Atty. Gen., Natural Resources Section, John C. Ohrenschall, Asst. Atty. Gen., Natural Resources Section, Denver, for defendants-appellees.
Supreme Court of Colorado, En Banc.
On November 25, 1975, John C. Peterson (plaintiff) filed an application with the Colorado Ground Water Commission (commission) seeking a permit to construct a well and to appropriate designated ground water from the Northern High Plains Designated Ground Water Basin in Yuma County. The commission considered the application under its three-mile test to determine whether unappropriated water was available. The application was denied on the grounds...
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