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2016 Proposed Instream Flow and Natural Lake Level Appropriations

Pursuant to ISF Rule 5, the Colorado Water Conservation Board is providing notice that the following streams and lakes are being considered for appropriation. The earliest these streams could be recommended to the CWCB Board is at the January 2016 meeting. Staff is evaluating these recommendations for completeness and accuracy and performing an independent review of water availability. Staff requests public comment on these recommendations and urges any interested parties to provide comments to Jeff Baessler. Detailed information regarding these proposed instream flow appropriations can be obtained by clicking on the stakeholder recommendation in the table below. Staff will provide regular updates to this table as information is received and developed.

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Last Updated: February 1, 2016
Instream Flow Appropriations
  

Water Division Stream Name Staff Analysis & Recommendation Stakeholder Recommendation County Status

1

Coal Creek
(Boulder County Open Space Boundary to Louisville Wastewater Treatment outfall)
City of Louisville & CPW Boulder

Postponed

Stakeholder Letters

 

1

Coal Creek
(Louisville Wastewater Treatment outfall to Lafayette pumping station #2)
City of Louisville & CPW Boulder

Postponed

Stakeholder Letters

 

1

Duck Creek
(Outlet of Lower Square Lake to Inlet Duck Lake)
CPW and Park County Clear Creek

Postponed

1

Boxelder Creek
(Confl. South & North Boxelder Creeks to Confl. Unnamed Tributary)

Executive Summary

CPW & Larimer County Department of Natural Resources Larimer

Appropriated

1

Sand Creek
(Colorado - Wyoming Border to Confl. Unnamed Tributary)

Executive Summary

CPW & Larimer County Department of Natural Resources Larimer

Appropriated

 

 

1

Lone Tree Creek
(Confl. Spotwood Creek to Meadow Springs Ranch Property Boundary)

Executive Summary 

 
CPW & City of Fort Collins Weld

Appropriated

 

 

1

Balm of Gilead Creek
(Headwaters to BLM Property Boundary)

Executive Summary 

 
BLM Park

Appropriated

 

1

Indian Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Willow Gulch)
CPW and Park County Park

Postponed

 

1

McCurdy Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Lost Creek)
CPW and Park County Park

Postponed

1

Platte Gulch
(Headwaters to Confl. Middle Fork South Platte River)
CPW and Park County Park

Postponed

1

Pruden Creek
(U.S. Forest Service Property Boundary to BLM Property Boundary)

Executive Summary 

 
BLM Park

Appropriated

 

1

Rock Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Natural Falls)
CPW and Park County Park

Postponed

1

Unnamed Tributary
(Headwaters to Confl. Rough & Tumbling Creek)
CPW and Park County Park

Postponed

1

Unnamed Tributary to Crooked Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Silverheels Ditch)

Executive Summary

CPW and Park County Park

Appropriated

 

2

East Fork Turkey Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. East Fork & West Fork Turkey Creeks)

Executive Summary

BLM El Paso, Teller

Appropriated

 

2

Turkey Creek
(Confl. East Fork & West Fork Turkey Creeks to Confl. Unnamed Tributary)

Executive Summary

BLM El Paso

Appropriated

 

2

West Fork Turkey Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. East Fork & West Fork Turkey Creeks)

Executive Summary

BLM El Paso, Fremont, Teller

Appropriated

 

2

Beaver Creek
(Confl. East & West Beaver Creeks to Confl. Patton Canyon)
CPW Fremont

Postponed

2

West Beaver Creek
(Confl. Douglas Gulch to Confl. East Beaver Creek)
CPW Fremont, Teller

Postponed

2

Baker Creek
(Headwaters to USFS Boundary)
CPW Huerfano

Postponed

2

Bonnett Creek
(Headwaters to USFS Property Boundary)
CPW Huerfano

Postponed

2

Apishapa River
(Headwaters to Confl. Herlick Canyon Creek)
CPW Las Animas

Postponed

2

Arkansas River
(Outlet of Fish Hatchery to Confl. Fountain Creek)
CPW & City of Pueblo Pueblo

Postponed

4

Fourth of July Creek
(Headwaters to Carris Thompson Ditch Hdgt.)

Executive Summary

BLM Hinsdale, Gunnison

Appropriated

 

 

4

Little Cimarron River (ISF Increase)
(Confl. Firebox Creek to Confl. Van Boxel Creek)

Executive Summary

BLM Gunnison

Appropriated

 

 

4

Little Cimarron River
(Butte Ditch Headgate to Confl. Cimarron River)

 

CPW Gunnison, Montrose

Postponed

4

Kelso Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Bear Gulch)

 

USFS Mesa

Postponed

4

Cow Creek
(USFS Property Boundary to confl. Uncompahgre River)
CPW Ouray

Postponed

5

Abrams Creek
(ISF Increase)
(Headwaters to Mrs. Paye Ditch Hdgt.)
BLM Eagle

Postponed

5

Dry Fork Roan Creek (Confl. North Dry Fork Creek & South Dry Fork Creek to Confl. Roan Creek) BLM Garfield

Postponed

5

Morgan Gulch
(Headwaters to Confl. Williams Fork River)

Executive Summary

BLM Grand

Appropriated

 

5

East Hawxhurst Creek
(Outlet of Hawxhurst Reservoir to Confl. West Hawxhurst Creek)

Executive Summary

BLM Mesa

Appropriated

 

5

West Hawxhurst Creek
(Headwaters to confl. East Hawxhurst Creek)

Executive Summary

BLM Mesa

Appropriated

 

6

Piceance Creek
(Confl. Dry Fork Piceance Creek to Confl. White River)

Executive Summary

BLM Rio Blanco

Appropriated

 

 

6

Yellow Creek
(Confl. Barcus Creek to Lambert Springs)

Executive Summary

BLM Rio Blanco

Appropriated

 

6

Yellow Creek
(Confl. Lambert Springs to Confl. White River)

Executive Summary

BLM Rio Blanco

Appropriated

 

6

Big Canyon Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Elkhead Creek)
CPW Routt

Recommendation Withdrawn

6

Elkhead Creek
(Confl. First Creek to Confl. North Fork Elkhead Creek)

 

CPW Routt

Postponed

6

Elkhead Creek
(Confl. North Fork Elkhead Creek to Inlet Elkhead Reservoir)
CPW Routt

Postponed

6

Hole-in-the-Wall Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Elkhead Creek)
CPW Routt

Recommendation Withdrawn

6

North Fork Elkhead Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Sawmill Creek)
CPW Routt

Postponed

6

North Fork Elkhead Creek
(Confl. Sawmill Creek to Confl. Elkhead Creek)
CPW Routt

Postponed

6

Sawmill Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. North Fork Elkhead Creek)
CPW Routt, Moffat

Recommendation Withdrawn

6

Stukey Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Elkhead Creek)
CPW Routt

Recommendation Withdrawn

6

Willow Creek (ISF Increase) (Outlet of Steamboat Lake to Confl. Beaver Creek)

Executive Summary

BLM Routt

Appropriated

 

 

6

Willow Creek (ISF Increase) (Confl. Beaver Creek to Confl. Lester Creek)

Executive Summary

BLM Routt

Appropriated

 

 

Natural Lake Level Appropiations

Water Division Lake Name & Location
(NAD 1983 Zone 13 N)
Staff Analysis & Recommendation Stakeholder Recommendation County Status

1

Lower Square Lake
UTM North: 4382623
UTM East: 436440
CPW & Park County Clear Creek

Postponed

1

Upper Square Lake
UTM North: 4382782
UTM East: 436057
CPW & Park County Clear Creek

Postponed