Colorado Water Law

Our Colorado Water Law practice is an area of great pride at Balcomb & Green. The late Ken “Blue” Balcomb served as General Counsel for the Colorado River Water Conservation District from the early 1960s until 1981, and in that role he argued and won three cases before the United States Supreme Court.

Today, the firm continues in his tradition of excellence with decades of experience helping our clients secure reliable water supplies and protect valuable water rights.

Our water lawyers are at home practicing in every major river basin in Colorado, and have extensive experience in the Colorado, Gunnison, Roaring Fork, San Miguel, South Platte, White, Yampa, Blue, Eagle, and Arkansas River Basins.


Balcomb and Green is nationally ranked by US News and World Reports for Natural Resources Law and locally for their work in Water Law.

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Balcomb & Green is dedicated to providing expert legal advice and representation to individuals and businesses alike. Our team of experienced attorneys is here to help.

Representative Clients


Balcomb & Green attorneys represent a diverse water-rights clientele, including ranchers, farmers, ditch companies, municipalities, industries, conservation interests, and real estate developers. A few of our other clients include, without limitation: Duroux Ditch Company (Glenwood Springs, CO), Granby Ranch / Granby Realty Holdings, LLC, Park Ditch Company, Ranch at Roaring Fork Homeowners’ Association (Carbondale, CO)