Lawrence MacDonnell

University of Colorado Law School

Adjunct Professor

401 UCB

2450 Kittredge Loop Road

Boulder, CO 80309

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (43)

1.

Prior Appropriation: A Reassessment

Water Law Review, Vol 18, No. 2, 2015
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 16 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
Downloads 93 (322,839)
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prior appropriation; water law; reform

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Arizona v. California & the Colorado River Compact: Fifty Years Ago, Fifty Years Ahead

4 Ariz. J. Envtl. L. & Pol'y 130 (2014)
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 18 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2016
Jason Robison and Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Wyoming - College of Law and University of Colorado Law School
Downloads 82 (348,876)
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interstate water allocation, interstate compacts, Colorado River Basin, Arizona v. California, water management, water planning, Supreme Court, equitable apportionment

3.

Water Banks: Untangling the Gordian Knot of Western Water

L. MacDonnell, Water Banks: Untangling the Gordian Knot of Western Water, Chapter 22, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute, 1995
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 23 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
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water banks; change of use; water markets; third party effects; no injury

4.

An Enhanced Water Bank for Colorado

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 03 Sep 2016
Anne Castle and Lawrence MacDonnell
Getches-Wilkinson Center and University of Colorado Law School
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water bank, temporary transfers, water rights

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The Water Transfer Process as a Management Option for Meeting Changing Water Demands, Vol. I.

Number of pages: 102 Posted: 23 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
Downloads 42 (482,243)
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water transfers; changes of use; transaction costs

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Shepherding Appropriated Water within Colorado and to Lake Powell for Colorado River Compact Security

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 05 Sep 2017
Lawrence MacDonnell and Anne Castle
University of Colorado Law School and Getches-Wilkinson Center
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shepherding; Colorado water law; Colorado River Compact; Upper Colorado River Compact

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Shepherding Compact Security Water in the Upper Colorado River Basin

Colorado Water, January/February 2018
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 08 May 2018
Lawrence MacDonnell and Anne Castle
University of Colorado Law School and Getches-Wilkinson Center
Downloads 23 (582,741)
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Colorado River, Colorado River Compact, Lake Powell, Compact curtailment, Shepherding

8.

Area of Origin Protection in Transbasin Diversions: An Evaluation of Alternative Approaches

University of Colorado Law Review, Vol. 57, p. 527, 1985-1986
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 23 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell and Charles W. Howe
University of Colorado Law School and University of Colorado at Boulder - Institute of Behavioral Science
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area of origin protection; basin of origin; transbasin diversions

9.

2000-2019 in the Colorado River Basin and Beyond

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 22 Jul 2020
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
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Colorado River; Interim Shortage Guidelines; Drought Contingency Plan

10.

Arizona v. California: Its Meaning and Significance for the Colorado River and Beyond after Fifty Years

Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy, Vol. 4, 2013
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 16 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
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Colorado River; Arizona v. California

11.

Watershed Planning and Management in Colorado

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 03 Sep 2016
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
Downloads 20 (602,541)

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watershed, water basin, basin roundtables, watershed groups

12.

Moving Agricultural Water to Cities: The Search for Smarter Approaches

Hastings West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law & Policy, Vol. 14, p. 105, 2008
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 23 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
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water transfers; third party effects; public interest

13.

Proposal for an Enhanced Colorado Water Bank

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 03 Sep 2016
Anne Castle and Lawrence MacDonnell
Getches-Wilkinson Center and University of Colorado Law School
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water bank, temporary transfers, water rights

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Improving Irrigation Water Uses for Agricultural and Environmental Benefits

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 03 Jul 2016
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
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irrigation water use, efficiency, conservation, environmental benefits

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General Stream Adjudications, the McCarran Amendment, and Reserved Water Rights

Wyoming Law Review, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2015
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 16 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
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general stream adjudications; McCarran Amendment; federal reserved rights

16.

The Development of Wyoming Water Law

Wyoming Law Review, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2014
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 16 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
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Wyoming; water law; Elwood Mead

17.

Technical Appendix - Legal Analysis - Shepherding Appropriated Water in Colorado for Colorado River Compact Security

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 11 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2017
Lawrence MacDonnell and Anne Castle
University of Colorado Law School and Getches-Wilkinson Center
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Colorado Water Law; Colorado River Compact; Upper Colorado River Compact; Compact Security; Shepherding

18.

The Law of Nature's Resources

Number of pages: 1442 Posted: 11 Feb 2021
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
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natural resources law, common resources, public resources, wildlife law, water law, wind and solar law, oil and gas law, mineral law, public land law, sustainable development

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Rethinking Use of General Stream Adjudications

Wyoming Law Review, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2015
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 23 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
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water rights; general adjudications; McCarran Amendment

20.

America's Waters: A New Era of Sustainability: Report of the Long's Peak Working Group on National Water Policy

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 23 Nov 2015
David Getches, Lawrence MacDonnell and Charles Wilkinson
University of Colorado at Boulder, School of Law (deceased), University of Colorado Law School and University of Colorado Law School
Downloads 12 (658,250)

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Long's Peak Report

21.

Montana v. Wyoming: Sprinklers, Irrigation Water Use Efficiency and the Doctrine of Recapture

Golden Gate University Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 5, Iss. 2, 2012
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 16 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
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Montana v. Wyoming; doctrine of recapture; irrigation efficiency

22.

Colorado's Law of 'Underground Water': A Look at the South Platte Basin and Beyond

University of Colorado Law Review, Vol. 59, p. 579, 1988
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 23 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
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groundwater; integration of surface water and groundwater uses; plan for augmentation

23.

Protecting Local Economies

Number of pages: 120 Posted: 16 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
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State of Washington; local economies; water transfers

24.

The Colorado River: Has it Run Out of Water?

The Water Report, Issue #16, June 15, 2005
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 23 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
Downloads 10 (672,699)

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Colorado River; drought; overallocation

25.

New Options for the Lower Colorado River Basin

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 23 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
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Colorado River; water transfers

26.

Arizona v. California Revisited

Natural Resources Journal, Vol. 52, 2012
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 16 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
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Colorado River; Colorado River Compact; Boulder Canyon Project Act; Arizona v. California

27.

Environmental Flows in the Rocky Mountain West: A Progress Report

Wyoming Law Review, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2009
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 16 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
Downloads 8 (687,140)
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environmental flows; instream flows

28.

Instream Flow Protection in the West

Number of pages: 397 Posted: 27 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
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instream flow

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Navigating a Pathway Toward Colorado's Water Future: A Review and Recommendations on Colorado's Water Plan

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 23 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
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Colorado Water Plan

30.

Facilitating Voluntary Transfers of Bureau of Reclamation-Supplied Water: Vol. II

Number of pages: 230 Posted: 23 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell, Richard Wahl and Bruce Driver
University of Colorado Law School, Government of the United States of America - Department of the Interior and Independent
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water transfers; Bureau of Reclamation

31.

Living with the Endangered Species Act in Colorado

The Colorado Lawyer, Vol. 31, No. 2, February 2002
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 16 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
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Endangered Species Act; Colorado; conservation bank; jumping mouse

32.

Managing Reclamation Facilities for Ecosystem Benefits

University of Colorado Law Review, Vol. 67, p. 197, 1996
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 23 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
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Bureau of Reclamation; dams; Endangered Species Act

33.

Transferring Water Uses in the West

Oklahoma Law Review, Vol. 43, p. 119, 1990
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 23 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
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water transfers; water markets; changes of use; no injury

34.

Thinking About Environmentally Sustainable Development in the American West

Journal of Land, Resources & Environmental Law, Vol. 18, p. 123, 1998
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 23 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
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sustainable development

35.

Changing Uses of Water in Colorado: Law and Policy

Arizona Law Review, Vol. 31, No. 4, 1989
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 23 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
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water transfers; change of use; Colorado; no injury

36.

Restoring the West's Waters: Opportunities for the Bureau of Reclamation, Vol. II: Phase Two Area Studies

Number of pages: 274 Posted: 23 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell, Teresa Rice and Judith Jacobsen
University of Colorado Law School, University of Colorado at Boulder and University of Colorado at Boulder
Downloads 5 (709,190)

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Bureau of Reclamation

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Restoring the West's Waters: Opportunities for the Bureau of Reclamation, Vol. I: Section One: Summary of Findings, Section Two: Case Studies

Number of pages: 308 Posted: 23 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell, Teresa Rice and Judith Jacobsen
University of Colorado Law School, University of Colorado at Boulder and University of Colorado at Boulder
Downloads 5 (709,190)

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Bureau of Reclamation; environmental benefits

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Out-of-Priority Water Use: Adding Flexibility to the Water Appropriation System

Nebraska Law Review, Vol. 83, 2004
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 16 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
Downloads 5 (709,190)
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prior appropriation; out-of-priority

39.

New Players on the Colorado River — the Tribes

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 11 Feb 2021
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
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Colorado River; Tribes; Reserved Rights

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Facilitating Voluntary Transfers of Bureau of Reclamation-Supplied Water: Vol I.

Number of pages: 121 Posted: 23 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell, Richard Wahl and Bruce Driver
University of Colorado Law School, Government of the United States of America - Department of the Interior and Independent
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water transfers; Bureau of Reclamation

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Integrating Use of Ground and Surface Water in Wyoming

Idaho Law Review, Vol. 47, 2010
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 16 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
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Wyoming; ground water law; groundwater-surface water

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Establishing a Water Law Framework: The Colombia Example

Water International, Volume 32, Number 4, Pg. 662-675, December 2007
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 16 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell and Neil Grigg
University of Colorado Law School and Colorado State University, Fort Collins
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Colombia; water law; water quality

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Colorado River Basin

Waters and Water Rights, Lexis-Nexus, CORB-1.
Number of pages: 83
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
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Colorado River; Colorado River Basin; Law of the River; Colorado River Compact; Boulder Canyon Project Act; Tribal reserved water rights; Arizona v. California

Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 4
1.

Colorado River Governance: A Model?

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 11 Feb 2021
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
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Colorado River; Governance; Decision Making