Colorado startup smooths flow of water-rights information in West
A startup company with its roots in mining and analyzing data about the oil and gas industry has turned its sights on another critical commodity: water in the West.
Water, in Colorado and much of the west, is considered a property right, similar to land. It’s a right that can be bought, sold, or inherited as part of an estate.
But the details of those rights — such as who owns the water, how much water, from which stream, and what it can be used for — are often scattered across court records,…