Lawrence MacDonnell

University of Colorado Law School

Adjunct Professor

401 UCB

2450 Kittredge Loop Road

Boulder, CO 80309

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

39

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Scholarly Papers (39)

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 85 (296,262)

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prior appropriation; water law; reform

2.

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 65 (344,954)

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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
Downloads 38 (435,719)
Citation 1

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water banks; change of use; water markets; third party effects; no injury

4.

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 37 (439,751)
Citation 20

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water transfers; changes of use; transaction costs

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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
Downloads 34 (452,471)
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water bank, temporary transfers, water rights

6.

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
Downloads 22 (514,189)

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shepherding; Colorado water law; Colorado River Compact; Upper Colorado River Compact

7.

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
Downloads 19 (531,802)

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area of origin protection; basin of origin; transbasin diversions

8.

Watershed Planning and Management in Colorado

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 03 Sep 2016
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
Downloads 18 (537,674)

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watershed, water basin, basin roundtables, watershed groups

9.

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 17 (543,521)
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Colorado River, Colorado River Compact, Lake Powell, Compact curtailment, Shepherding

10.

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
Downloads 16 (549,417)

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water transfers; third party effects; public interest

11.

Improving Irrigation Water Uses for Agricultural and Environmental Benefits

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 03 Jul 2016
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
Downloads 14 (561,595)

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irrigation water use, efficiency, conservation, environmental benefits

12.

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
Downloads 14 (561,595)

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general stream adjudications; McCarran Amendment; federal reserved rights

13.

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
Downloads 14 (561,595)
Citation 2

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Colorado River; Arizona v. California

14.

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
Downloads 13 (567,710)

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water bank, temporary transfers, water rights

15.

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
Downloads 13 (567,710)

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Wyoming; water law; Elwood Mead

16.

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 11 (580,291)

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Long's Peak Report

17.

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
Downloads 11 (580,291)

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water rights; general adjudications; McCarran Amendment

18.

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
Downloads 11 (580,291)

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Montana v. Wyoming; doctrine of recapture; irrigation efficiency

19.

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
Downloads 9 (593,201)

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Colorado Water Law; Colorado River Compact; Upper Colorado River Compact; Compact Security; Shepherding

20.

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

21.

New Options for the Lower Colorado River Basin

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 23 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
Downloads 9 (593,201)
Citation 1

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Colorado River; water transfers

22.

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 9 (593,201)

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Colorado River; drought; overallocation

23.

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
Downloads 9 (593,201)

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Colorado River; Colorado River Compact; Boulder Canyon Project Act; Arizona v. California

24.

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 (599,698)
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environmental flows; instream flows

25.

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
Downloads 7 (606,251)
Citation 1

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Colorado Water Plan

26.

Instream Flow Protection in the West

Number of pages: 397 Posted: 27 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
Downloads 6 (612,942)
Citation 1

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instream flow

27.

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
Downloads 6 (612,942)

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water transfers; Bureau of Reclamation

28.

Protecting Local Economies

Number of pages: 120 Posted: 16 Nov 2015
Lawrence MacDonnell
University of Colorado Law School
Downloads 6 (612,942)
Citation 1

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State of Washington; local economies; water transfers

29.

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
Downloads 5 (619,664)

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water transfers; water markets; changes of use; no injury

30.

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
Downloads 5 (619,664)

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sustainable development

31.

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
Downloads 5 (619,664)

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water transfers; change of use; Colorado; no injury

32.

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 (619,664)

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Bureau of Reclamation; environmental benefits

33.

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 (619,664)

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prior appropriation; out-of-priority

34.

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
Downloads 5 (619,664)

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Endangered Species Act; Colorado; conservation bank; jumping mouse

35.

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

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 4 (626,685)

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Bureau of Reclamation

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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
Downloads 4 (626,685)

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water transfers; Bureau of Reclamation

38.

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
Downloads 4 (626,685)
Citation 1

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Wyoming; ground water law; groundwater-surface water

39.

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
Downloads 4 (626,685)

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Colombia; water law; water quality