J. Craig Green, PE

6408F Silver Mesa Drive

Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80130





BS, 1969, Mechanical Engineering, University of New Mexico

MS, 1974, Civil Engineering, University of Denver




Registered Professional Engineer in Colorado  # 13613


Self Employed Consultant, 1979 to present:

Completed 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 Springs area.


Vice President, Wright Water Engineers, 1975 to 1979:


Managed 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:


Orbital 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.