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2018 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 2018 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.

Appropriation Notices
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Last Updated: October 19, 2017
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

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

Mill Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Horsetooth Reservoir)
CPW and Larimer County Dept. of Natural Resources Larimer

Postponed

1

North Fork Little Thompson River
(Headwaters to Confl. Little Thompson River)
CPW and Larimer County Dept. of Natural Resources Larimer

Postponed

1

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

Postponed

1

Spring Canyon
(Headwaters to Confl. Horsetooth Reservoir)
CPW and Larimer County Dept. of Natural Resources Larimer

Postponed

1

Sulzer Gulch
(Headwaters to Confl. Big Thompson River)
CPW and Larimer County Dept. of Natural Resources Larimer

Postponed

1

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

Postponed

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

Cucharas River
(Hwy 12 Bridge to Confl. Middle Creek)
CPW Huerfano

Postponed

2

Cucharas River
( Confl. Middle Creek to Confl. Wahatoya CreeK)
CPW Huerfano

Postponed

2

Indian Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Middle Creek)
CPW Huerfano

Postponed

2

Wahatoya Creek
(Headwaters to Cucharas Creek)
CPW Huerfano

Postponed

2

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

Postponed

3

Grayback Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Placer Creek)
CPW Costilla

Withdrawn

3

Little Ute Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Ute Creek)
CPW Costilla

Withdrawn

3

Middle Fork Placer Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Placer Creek)
CPW Costilla

Withdrawn

3

Miners Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Prong Creek)
CPW Saguache

Active 

3

North Fork West Indian Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. SF West Indian Creek)
CPW Costilla

Withdrawn

3

Placer Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Sangre de Cristo Creek)
CPW Costilla

Withdrawn

3

Prong Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. South Fork Carnero Creek)
CPW Saguache

Active

3

South Fork Jim Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Jim Creek)
CPW Costilla

Postponed

3

South Fork Placer Creek
(Headwaters to Middle Fork Placer Creek)
CPW Costilla

Withdrawn

3

South Fork West Indian Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. NF West Indian Creek)
CPW Costilla

Withdrawn

3

Ute Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Little Ute Creek)
CPW Costilla

Withdrawn

3

Ute Creek
(Little Ute Creek to Confl. Sangre de Cristo Creek)
CPW Costilla

Withdrawn

3

Wagon Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Sangre de Cristo Creek)
CPW Costilla

Withdrawn

3

West Indian Creek
(Confl. NF & SF West Indian Creek to Sangre de Cristo Creek)
CPW Costilla

Withdrawn

4

Cottonwood Creek (Increase) (Hawkins Ditch Hdgt. to Confl. Roubideau Creek) BLM Montrose

Postponed

4

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

Postponed

 

4

Coyote Wash
(Utah-Colorado Stateline to Confl. Dolores River)
BLM Montrose

Active

4

Dutchman Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Owens Creek)
High Country Conservation Advocates & Western Resource Advocates Saguache

Active

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

Monitor Creek
(U.S. Forest Service Property Boundary to Confl. Potter Creek)
BLM Montrose

Postponed

4

Potter Creek
(Increase)
(U.S. Forest Service Property Boundary to Confl. Roubideau Creek)
BLM Montrose

Postponed

4

Spring Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Tabeguache Creek)
BLM Montrose

Active

5

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

Active

6

Douglas Creek
(Confl. East & West Douglas Creek to Confl. White River)
BLM Rio Blanco

Active

6

Hahn Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Lost Creek)
CPW Rio Blanc

Active

6

Long Park Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Lost Creek)
CPW Rio Blanco

Postponed

6

Lost Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Hahn Creek)
CPW Rio Blanco

Postponed

6

Lost Creek
(Confl. Hahn Creek to Confl. Long Park Creek)
CPW Rio Blanco

Active

6

Lost Creek (Confl. Long Park Creek to Confl. NF White River) (Increase) CPW Rio Blanco

Active

6

Marvine Creek
(Flat Tops Wilderness Boundary to Confl. West Marvine Creek)
CPW Rio Blanco

Postponed

6

Milk Creek
(Confl. Wilson Creek to Confl. Yampa River)
BLM Rio Blanco

Postponed

6

North Fork White River
(Flat Tops Wilderness Boundary to Confl. Ripple Creek)
CPW Rio Blanco

Postponed

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

South Fork White River
(Flat Tops Wilderness Boundary to Confl. Swede Creek)
CPW Rio Blanco

Postponed

6

West Marvine Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Marvine Creek)
CPW Rio Blanco

Postponed

7

Disappointment Creek
(Confl. Morrison Creek to Historic USGS Gage)
BLM Dolores, San Miguel

Active

7

Disappointment Creek
(Historic USGS Gage to Confl. Dolores River)
BLM San Miguel

Active

7

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

Active

7

Little Taylor Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Taylor Creek)
Dolores River Anglers Montezuma

Postponed

7

Rincon La Vaca Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Los Pinos River)
CPW Hinsdale

Active

7

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

Postponed

7

Ryman Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Dolores River)
Dolores River Anglers Montezuma

Postponed

7

Tenderfoot Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Dolores River)
Dolores River Anglers Montezuma

Postponed

7

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

Postponed

7

Wildcat Creek
(Increase) ( Headwaters to Confl. Dolores River)
Dolores River Anglers Dolores, Montezuma

Postponed


BLM: Bureau of Land Management
CPW: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
USFS: U.S. Forest Service