Will Jenkins | http://www.dwestenterprises.com/irrigation.html
As the headwaters state for the country, Colorado supplies 19 states with water...things change every year, but water rights go way, way back. The average elevation in Colorado is 3350 miles high! So we are already pretty high up. But we are blessed with lots of water! Irrigation is very important around here, especially with farms and ranches. Irrigated properties are most certainly out there. You need to be sure to contact someone, like me who knows a bit about it before you go to buy an irrigated piece of property. Here, if you don't use your rights, you lose them! Also, if your "senior rights" are less senior than the guy downstream, you may not get what you thought you were going to get.
In essence, your "Senior Rights" may yield you one week's of watering your rose bush! And it also depends where the water is coming from. Certain drier areas, or water critical areas, while you may have the rights to the water, in drought times, your Senior Rights may give you a teaspoon of water for your field.
Just make sure you find the right agent who knows, or who knows the right people who knows.
We're always happy to answer questions. The Realtors in Durango will do that, too.
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Call a Realtor today and save yourself time with having the agent research homes where you want to buy.