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Diligence

Diligence is the effort accomplished by a conditional water right holder to physically use water for a beneficial purpose, thereby perfecting that water right and making it absolute. Diligence must be proved to the water court every six years for the conditional right to remain on the books and hold its place in line. When diligence is not satisfactorily proved to the water court, it can be declared abandoned and its conditional decree date lost.

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