J. Craig Green, PE
6408F Silver Mesa
Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80130
Colorado Western Slope –
- SAN MIGUEL VALLEY CORPORATION – Since the mid-1980’s,
this project has involved the analysis of existing water rights and
historical hydrology on the San Miguel River near Telluride, Colorado. In
1991 and 1998, field work was completed to provide the factual basis for
the filing of additional water rights for a proposed development on the
valley floor for a three-mile stretch of river downstream of Telluride.
Computation of historical and projected future demands, consumptive use
and time-delayed depletions from alluvial wells has allowed the
development of an augmentation plan to prevent injury to other water
rights. A reservoir operational study was completed, comparing supply and
demand through a drought cycle to demonstrate the soundness of the plan.
- BARNARD FAMILY WATER RIGHTS – Analysis of historical
use and appraisal of value for water rights on the Fraser
River near Granby,
Colorado. This project, in several
phases, included research of comparable water sales downstream of the Denver
market; allocation of historical diversions to remaining family lands
after the original ranch was divided into multiple parcels and ongoing
work advising the family on issues of value, marketing alternatives and
potential injury to their water rights from water transfers.
- HIGHLINE LAKE
APPRAISAL – Appraisal of water
rights and facilities associated with Highline
Lake State Park
near Grand Junction, Colorado.
This project (subcontracted from a real estate appraiser) included
analysis of water rights in the Grand
Canal, the Government
and the storage rights in Highline
Lake itself. In addition to
the water rights, this appraisal required a determination of fair market
value of the 3400 acre foot storage capacity in the lake as a separate
water asset from the water rights.
- DIAMOND BAR T APPRAISAL – Appraisal of water rights
near Fraser, Colorado.
This project involved the appraisal of agricultural water rights in a
location downstream of the Denver
market, with west slope only comparable sales. Historic yields were
researched for the water rights, and unit values were determined by a review of
other water rights sales outside the Denver
- DEERWOOD PARK WATER SUPPLY – This project included
analysis of water requirements for a subdivision near Steamboat
Springs, Colorado. A
comparison of demands with the available supply from an underground
aquifer was made, and a presentation was made at meetings of the Routt
County Planning Commission and to Routt County Commissioners.