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2019 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 2019 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 Rob Viehl. 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: November 8, 2018
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

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

Baker Creek
(Headwaters to USFS Boundary)
CPW Huerfano

Active

2

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

Postponed

2

Bonnett Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Cucharas River)
CPW Huerfano

Active

2

Cucharas Creek (Highway 12 Bridge to Confl. SF Cucharas Creek) 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

Active

2

Stout Creek (BLM/USFS Property Boundary to Woods Pasture Ditch hdgt.) BLM Fremont

Active

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

Carnero Creek (Confl. SF & MF Carnero Creeks to Confl. Mogotas Arroyo) CPW Saguache

Active

3

Cave Creek (Headwaters to Confl. SF Carnero Creek) CPW Saguache

Active

3

Lost Cabin Creek (Headwaters to Confl. MF Carnero Creek) CPW Saguache

Active

3

Mann Creek (Outlet of Mexican Park Lake to Confl. NF Carnero Creek) CPW Saguache

Postponed

3

Middle Fork Carnero Creek (Headwaters to Confl. Lost Cabin Creek) CPW Saguache

Active

3

Middle Fork Carnero Creek (Confl. Lost Cabin Creek to Confl. SF Carnero Creek) CPW Saguache

Active

3

North Fork Carnero Creek (Headwaters to Confl. Royal Gulch) CPW Saguache

Postponed

3

Oso Creek (Headwaters to Confl. SF Carnero Creek) CPW Saguache

Postponed

3

Poso Creek (Headwaters to Confl. SF Carnero Creek) CPW Saguache

Postponed

3

Sawlog Creek (Headwaters to Confl. NF Carnero Creek) CPW Saguache

Postponed

3

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

Postponed

4

Cold Spring Creek (Amalla Spring to Confl. Pauline Creek) BLM Saguache

Active

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

East Fork Little Cimarron River (headwaters to Confl. Little Cimarron River) BLM Gunnison

Active

4

Gold Creek (Increase) (Headwaters to Tarkington Ditch hdgt.) HCCA Gunnison

Active

4

Gold Creek (Tarkington Ditch hdgt. to Quartz Creek) HCCA Gunnison

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

Naturita Creek (Increase) (Headwaters to Norwood Road Crossing) BLM San Miguel

Postponed

4

Naturita Creek (Norwood Road Crossing to Confl. San Miguel River) BLM Montrose, San Miguel

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

Postponed

6

Marvine Creek
(Outlet of Lower Marvine Lake to Confl. East Marvine Creek)
CPW Rio Blanco

Active

6

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

Active

6

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

Postponed

6

Morapos Creek (Headwaters to Confl. Williams Fork) CPW Moffat,
Rio Blanco

Postponed

6

North Fork White River
(Outlet of Trappers Lake to Confl. Big Fish Creek)
CPW Garfield

Active

6

North Fork White River
(Confl. Big Fish Creek to Confl. Mirror Creek)
CPW Garfield

Active

6

North Fork White River
(Confl. Mirror Creek to Ripple Creek)
CPW Rio Blanco

Active

6

Pagoda Creek (Headwaters to Confl. SF Williams Fork) 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

Rough Creek (Headwaters to Confl. Poose Creek) CPW Rio Blanco

Postponed

6

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

Postponed

6

South Fork Williams Fork (Headwaters to Confl. Pagoda Creek) CPW Rio Blanco

Postponed

6

South Fork Williams Fork (Confl. Beaver Creek to Confl. Williams Fork) CPW Routt

Postponed

6

Trout Creek (Increase) (Confl. Unnamed Tributary to Confl. Little Trout Creek) BLM Routt

Active

6

Waddle Creek (Headwaters to Confl. Williams Fork) CPW Moffat

Postponed

6

Watson Creek (Confl. Moody Creek to Hardscrabble Ditch Hdgt.) BLM Routt

Active

6

West Marvine Creek
(Headwaters to West Marvine Ditch Hdgt.)
CPW Rio Blanco

Active

6

Williams Fork (Confl. Maropos Creek to Confl. Yampa River) CPW Moffat

Postponed

7

Burnett Creek (Headwaters to Confl. Dolores River) CPW Dolores

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

Grasshopper Creek (Headwaters to Confl. Animas River) CPW La Plata

Postponed

7

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

Postponed

7

Marguerite Creek (Headwaters to Confl. Dolores River) CPW Dolores

Postponed

7

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

Postponed

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
HCCA: High Country Conservation Advocates
USFS: U.S. Forest Service