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2017 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 2017 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: March 27, 2017
Instream Flow Appropriations
 
Water Division Stream Name Staff Analysis & Recommendation Stakeholder Recommendation County Status

1

Cache la Poudre River (outfall Watson Fish Hatchery to Box Elder Ditch hdgt) City of Ft. Collins and CPW Larimer

Postponed

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

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

Rock Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Natural Falls)

Executive Summary

CPW and Park County Park

Appropriated

1

Unnamed Tributary
(Headwaters to Confl. Rough & Tumbling Creek)

Executive Summary

CPW and Park County Park

Appropriated

2

Apishapa River
(Headwaters to Confl. Herlick Canyon Creek)

Executive Summary

CPW Las Animas

Appropriated

2

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

Postponed

2

Baker Creek
(Headwaters to USFS Boundary)
CPW Huerfano

Postponed

2

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

Postponed

2

Bonnett Creek
(Headwaters to USFS Property Boundary)
CPW Huerfano

Postponed

2

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

Postponed

4

Brush Creek (ISF Increase) (Confl. Middle and East Brush Creeks to confl. West Brush Creek)

Executive Summary

High Country Conservation Advocates & American Rivers Gunnison

Appropriated
Public Comment

 

4

Coal Creek (ISF Increase) (Lake Irwin Outlet to Spann Nettick Ditch Hdgt)

Executive Summary

High Country Conservation Advocates & American Rivers Gunnison

Appropriated
Public Comment

4

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

Postponed

 

4

Kelso Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Bear Gulch)
CPW Mesa

Postponed

 

4

Little Cimarron River (ISF Increase) ( Confl. Van Boxel Creek to Butte Ditch Hdgt) CPW Gunnison

Postponed

4

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

 

CPW Gunnison, Montrose

Postponed

 

4

West Terror Creek (Headwaters to confl. East Fork Terror Creek)

Executive Summary

BLM Delta

Appropriated

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 Omundson & Frost Ditch Hdgt.)

Executive Summary

BLM Garfield

Appropriated

 

5

Piney River (ISF Increase) (Confl. Grape Creek to confl. Colorado River)

Executive Summary

BLM Eagle

Appropriated

6

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

Executive Summary 

CPW Routt

Appropriated

 

6

Elkhead Creek
(Confl. North Fork Elkhead Creek to USGS Gage #09246200)

Executive Summary

CPW Routt

Appropriated

 

6

Fourmile Creek (Headwaters to Norma Ryan Ditch Hdgt)

Executive Summary

BLM Moffat

Appropriated

6

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

Executive Summary

CPW Routt

Appropriated

 

6

Piceance Creek (Headwaters to confl. unnamed tributary) BLM Garfield, Rio Blanco

Postponed

6

Piceance Creek (Confl. unnamed tributary to confl. Cow Creek) BLM Rio Blanco

Postponed

6

Slater Creek (Confl. Beaver Creek to USGS Gage # 09255000)

Executive Summary

BLM Moffat

Appropriated

7

Himes Creek (Headwaters to Himes Ditch Hdgt.) USFS Mineral

Postponed

7

Little Sand Creek (Headwaters to confl. Weminuche Creek) Executive Summary USFS Hinsdale

Intent to Appropriate Formed

7

Rio Lado (Headwaters to confl. Dolores River) USFS Montezuma

Postponed

7

Vallecito Creek (Outlet of Vallecito Lake to Weminuche Wilderness Area Boundary) USFS La Plata, San Juan

Postponed

7

Vallecito Creek (Weminuche Wilderness Area Boundary to USFS Property Boundary) Executive Summary USFS La Plata

Intent to Appropriate Formed

 

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

Executive Summary

CPW & Park County Clear Creek

Appropriated

 

1

Upper Square Lake
UTM North: 4382782
UTM East: 436057

Executive Summary

CPW & Park County Clear Creek

Appropriated

 

BLM: Bureau of Land Management
CPW: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
USFS: Unites States Forest Service