Federal trial on aquifer under Sand Dunes begins Wednesday | SummitDaily.com

Federal trial on aquifer under Sand Dunes begins Wednesday

ALAMOSA ” A federal trial to settle a dispute over water rights for the aquifer under the Great Sand Dunes begins Wednesday.

The Department of Justice claims it owns the rights to enough of the aquifer to mountain ground water levels in the national park.

The Pueblo Chieftain reported that eight groups had opposed the federal claim. Only one remains, an investor’s group called Cotton Creek Circles.

The Colorado Supreme Court has rejected the private claims.

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