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6 U. Denv. Water L. Rev. 318 (2002-2003)
An Upper Basin Perspective on California's Claims to Water from the Colorado River Part II: The Development, Implementation and Collapse of California's Plan to Live within Its Basic Apportionment

handle is hein.journals/udenwr6 and id is 334 raw text is: AN UPPER BASIN PERSPECTIVE ON
CALIFORNIA'S CLAIMS TO WATER FROM THE
COLORADO RIVER PART II:
THE DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND
COLLAPSE OF CALIFORNIA'S PLAN TO LIVE
WITHIN ITS BASIC APPORTIONMENT
JAMES S. LOCHHEADt
I.     Introduction  ........................................................................ 319
H.     The Situation in 1990 and the Start of the Interstate
Discussions on California and Nevada Water Supply
Issues .................................................................................. 322
III.   The Colorado Initiative and the 1991 Meeting in
Torrance, California  ........................................................... 329
IV.    The California Water Bank Proposal ................................... 334
V.     A Hiatus in the Seven-State Process: Lower Basin
Discussions  ......................................................................... 337
VI.    The Ten Colorado River Indian Tribes ................................ 339
VII.   Nevada's Aggressive Approach to Acquiring Water .............. 340
VIII.  Financial Crises in Arizona .................................................. 342
IX.    Discussions on a Lower Basin Water Bank and Lower
Basin  O perations ................................................................. 344
X.     The Dream     Team   ................................................................ 347
XI.    The Arizona Water Bank and Increasing Tensions (and
W ater use) in  California ...................................................... 350
XII.   The  Six-State Alliance .......................................................... 352
XIII.  The California 4.4  Plan  ....................................................... 354
XIV.   The Six States Take the Initiative on Interim Surplus
G uidelines ........................................................................... 359
XV.    The IID/Coachella Peace Accord and the MWD/II)D
M eltdown  ............................................................................ 362
XVI.   Renewed Negotiations: The Key Terms Agreement ......... 366
t James S. Lochhead is a shareholder with the firm of Brownstein Hyatt & Farber,
P.C., Denver and Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Mr. Lochhead was the Executive
Director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources from 1994 to 1998. He
served on the Colorado Water Conservation Board from 1983 to 1998. From 1988 to
1999, he was the lead representative for Colorado concerning interstate Colorado
River issues, and Colorado's Commissioner on the Upper Colorado River Commission.
From 1999 to 2000, he was a Special Assistant Attorney General for Colorado on
interstate Colorado River matters. Since 2000, he has represented a broad coalition of
the major water districts and municipalities in Colorado on interstate and
international Colorado River matters.

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