J. Craig Green, PE
6408F Silver Mesa
Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80130
BS, 1969, Mechanical
Engineering, University of New Mexico
MS, 1974, Civil
Engineering, University of Denver
Engineer in Colorado
Self Employed Consultant, 1979 to present:
investigations involving water rights (including appraisals), water use
requirements and augmentation plans for agricultural, commercial, industrial
and governmental clients. Testified as an expert
witness dozens of times, including Colorado Water Court, Colorado District Courts, Federal District Court, depositions and condemnation
hearings. Evaluated water supply
adequacy for many farms and ranches.
Successfully developed and implemented several augmentation plans. Provided professional
opinions on the dependability and value of water rights, including appraisals
totaling more than $70 million.
Major clients include Centennial Water and Sanitation District, San
Miguel Valley Corporation, Newsham Hybrids (USA),
Ltd., Denver Country Club, City of Cripple Creek, Boulder County and Aetna Life
Insurance Company (augmentation plans and water right transfers); Consolidated
Mutual Water Company, Western Water Rights Management, Inc., Arapahoe Water and
Sanitation District and the Colorado Division of Wildlife (water rights
appraisals); and Burlington Feeders, Brush Creek Ranch (Wyoming), DT Ranch,
Hitch-Grounds Enterprises and Alamosa Ranch (Agricultural Water Supply Evaluations). Completed studies of well
permits and groundwater in the South Platte and Arkansas River basins, as
well as the Denver Basin aquifers in the Denver/Colorado
Vice President, Wright Water Engineers, 1975 to 1979:
the surface water division for WWE's Denver office. Completed augmentation studies for major clients such as Adolph
Coors Company, the City of Northglenn and the Conejos Water Conservancy
District. Monitored and measured
streamflows for several clients. Served as a review consultant for drainage planning studies in Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Montana and Melbourne, Australia. Participated in writing and research for several comprehensive
urban drainage criteria manuals.
Testified as an expert witness for several clients, including
participation in a ten-week
trial in the San Luis Valley of Colorado in 1979.
Design Engineer, Engineering Science Applications, 1973 to 1974:
Civil and Mechanical
engineering design. Layout of water and
wastewater systems, design of piping systems, computation of detention ponding
requirements, surveying, computation of building heating requirements and
design of building plumbing systems.
U.S. Air Force Officer, 1969 to 1973:
Analyst for spacetrack radar systems and instructor
for a state-of-the-art missile detection system. Predicted future location of satellites for spacetrack
radar tracking systems. Designed
and taught classes in orbital mechanics, spacecraft subsystems, computer
systems, physics of nuclear detonation detection and
the operation of a computer-controlled satellite/ground station defense system.
2002 “Use it or Lose it
– Colorado’s Oldest and Best Recycling Program,” (Independence
Institute), Golden, Colorado, October.
1990 "Just Say No To Centralized Water Planning," (Independence
Institute), Golden, Colorado, October.
1984 "Water Rights and the Real Estate Appraiser," (Society of Real
Estate Appraisers), Chicago, Illinois, January.
1984 "Mining Hydrogeology and the Groundwater Hydrologist," (Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology), Great Falls, Montana, April 8-11.
Co-authored with Dr. Tom Ivory, Dr. Catherine Kraeger-Rovey and Ed Rovey.
1982 "Water Supply: A Free Market Approach," Proceedings on the Conference on Water and
Energy - Technical and Policy Issues (American Society of Civil Engineers), Ft. Collins, Colorado, June 28-30.
1981 "A Water Rights Strategy For Mining Operations in the Western U.S.," Mining Engineering Magazine, August.