Request for selection
(1)Any person, company of persons, association, or incorporated company desiring to construct ditches, canals, or other irrigation works to reclaim land under the provisions of this article shall file with the board a request for the selection on behalf of the state by the board of the land to be reclaimed, designating said land by legal subdivisions. This request shall be accompanied by a proposal to construct the ditch, canal, or other irrigation works necessary for the complete reclamation of the land asked to be selected. The proposal shall be prepared in accordance with the rules of the board, and with the regulations of the department of the interior. It shall state the post-office address and residence of the parties; the source of water supply; the point of diversion; the place of storage, if stored; the location and dimensions of the proposed works; the estimated cost thereof; the carrying capacity of the ditch or canal; and the price and terms at which perpetual water rights will be sold to settlers on the land reclaimed. The perpetual right shall embrace a proportionate concurrent interest in the ditch, canal, or other irrigation works, together with all rights and franchises attached. All water rights sold or otherwise held under the ditch or canal shall have equal rights as to priority.
(2)The proportionate concurrent interest may be either in the form of shares of stock in a company which will ultimately own and control the works, or in the form of water right deeds or contracts, as may be determined by the board. All contracts for the sale of water rights under this article shall be in the form, and upon conditions, approved by the board. In the cases of incorporated companies, it shall state the name of the company, the purpose of the incorporation, the name and places of residence of its directors and officers, and the amount of its authorized and of its paid-up capital. It shall be organized under the laws of Colorado. If the applicant is not an incorporated company, the proposal shall set forth the names of the parties and such other facts as will enable the board to determine their financial ability to carry out the proposed undertaking or as may be required by the board.
(3)Nothing in this article shall be construed to prevent the entry and reclamation of land under this article by individuals, duly qualified either singly or acting together. The state board of land commissioners shall make such rules and regulations not inconsistent with the act of congress, or the rules and regulations of the department of the interior, as may be necessary to allow the acquisition of individual water rights for application to and reclamation of specific tracts of land, not exceeding one hundred sixty acres of land for each person. The requirements of this article as to plats, maps, examinations, reports, bonds, and contracts by such rules and regulations may be so modified as to effectuate and assist the reclamation and entry of land by individuals.
Section 36-3-107 — Request for selection,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-36.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).