Water Classifications and Rights

ALL Consulting

This 40-page PDF document is a chapter from a book on coalbed methane. This chapter presents a summary of general water planning issues, including water classifications and water rights as they pertain to CBM produced water. Emphasis is given to five western states - Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico - because these states have a combination of significant existing and/or potential coalbed methane resource issues; high quality groundwater in coals and considerable water needs. Also included are informative tables, maps and diagrams.

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Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water and society, policy, and management, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Policy:Environmental Decision-Making
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Focus on the Cretaceous: Human Impacts, Economic Resources
Geochemistry Applications: Environmental Geochemistry
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Biogeoscience, Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Environmental Science, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Public Policy