Wyoming v. Colorado
260 U.S. 1 (1922)

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Wyoming v. Colorado, 260 U.S. 1 (1922)

Wyoming v. Colorado

No. 3, Original

October Term, 1921

Petition for rehearing denied.

Modified final decree entered October 9, 1922

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The original decree, herein modified, is reported in 259 U.S. at p. 259 U. S. 496.

PER CURIAM.

1. On consideration of the defendants' petition for a rehearing heretofore presented by leave of the court, it is considered, ordered, and decreed that the decree entered herein on June 5, 1922, be modified to read as follows:

This cause having been heretofore submitted on the pleadings and the evidence taken before and reported by the commissioners appointed for the purpose, and the Court being now fully advised in the premises:

It is considered, ordered, and decreed that the defendants, their officers, agents, and servants, be, and they are hereby, severally enjoined from diverting or taking from the Laramie River and its tributaries in the state of Colorado more than 15,500

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acre feet of water per annum in virtue of or through what is designated in the pleadings and evidence as the Laramie-Poudre Tunnel appropriation in that state.

Provided that this decree shall not prejudice the right of the State of Colorado, or of anyone recognized by her as duly entitled thereto, to continue to exercise the right now existing and hereby recognized to divert and take from such stream and its tributaries in that state 18,000 acre feet of water per annum in virtue of and through what is designated in the pleadings and evidence as the Skyline Ditch appropriation in that state, nor prejudice the right of that state, or of anyone recognized by her as duly entitled thereto, to continue to exercise the right now existing and hereby recognized to divert and take from such stream and its tributaries in that state 4,250 acre feet of water per annum in virtue of and through the meadow land appropriations in that state which are named in the pleadings and evidence, nor prejudice the right of the State of Colorado, or of anyone recognized by her as duly entitled thereto, to continue to exercise the right now existing and hereby recognized to divert and take from the headwaters of Deadman Creek, a Colorado tributary of the Laramie River, the relatively small amount of water appropriated therefrom prior to the year 1902 by and through what is designated in the evidence as the Wilson Supply Ditch, nor prejudice or affect the right of the State of Colorado or the State of Wyoming, or of anyone recognized by either state as duly entitled thereto, to continue to exercise the right to divert and use water from Sand Creek, sometimes spoken of as a tributary of the Laramie River, in virtue of any existing and lawful appropriation of the waters of such creek.

And it is also considered, ordered, and decreed that the costs of this suit be apportioned among and paid by the

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parties thereto as follows: the State of Wyoming one-third, the State of Colorado, one-third, and the two corporate defendants jointly one-third.

And it is further considered, ordered, and decreed that the clerk of this Court do transmit to the chief magistrates of the States of Colorado and Wyoming copies of this decree duly authenticated under the seal of this Court.

2. In view of the modifications hereby made in the decree of June 5, 1922, the petition for rehearing in this cause is hereby denied.

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