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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: July 25, 2019
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)
Executive Summary CPW Huerfano

Appropriated

2

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

Postponed

2

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

Appropriated

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

Postponded

2

Stout Creek (BLM/USFS Property Boundary to Confl. Unnamed Tributary.) Executive Summary BLM Fremont

Appropriated

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) Executive Summary CPW Saguache

Intent to Appropriate Formed

3

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

Postponed

3

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

Postponed

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

Postponed

3

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

Postponed

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) Executive Summary BLM Saguache

Appropriated

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) Executive Summary BLM Gunnison

Appropriated

4

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

Appropriated

4

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

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

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. West Marvine Creek)
Executive Summary CPW Rio Blanco

Appropriated

6

Milk Creek
(Confl. Wilson Creek to Confl. Yampa River)
BLM Moffat

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. Skinny Fish Creek)
Executive Summary CPW Garfield

Appropriated

6

North Fork White River
(Confl. Skinny Fish Creek to Confl. Big Fish Creek)
Executive Summary CPW Rio Blanco

Appropriated

6

North Fork White River
(Confl. Big Fish Creek to Confl. Ripple Creek)
Executive Summary CPW Garfield,
Rio Blanco

Appropriated

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) Executive Summary BLM Routt

Intent to Appropriate Formed

6

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

Postponed

6

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

Postponed

6

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

Appropriated

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)
Executive Summary BLM Dolores, San Miguel

Intent to Appropriate Formed

7

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

Intent to Appropriate Formed

7

Himes Creek
(Headwaters to Himes Ditch Hdgt.)
Memo & Executive Summary USFS Mineral

Appropriated

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