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2020 Proposed Instream Flow Appropriations

Pursuant to ISF Rule 5, the Colorado Water Conservation Board is providing notice that the following streams are being considered for appropriation. The earliest these streams could be recommended to the CWCB Board is at the January 2020 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 18, 2019
Instream Flow Appropriations
Water Division Stream Name Staff Analysis & Recommendation Stakeholder Recommendation County Status

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
(Unnamed Tributary to Confl. Little Thompson River)
CPW and Larimer County Dept. of Natural Resources Larimer

Active

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 Upper Square Top Lake to Inlet Lower Square Top Lake Lake)
CPW Clear Creek

Withdrawn

1

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

Postponed

2

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

Postponed

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

East Fork Arkansas River (Headwaters to Confl. Chalk Creek) BLM Lake

Active

2

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

Postponed

2

Iowa Gulch (Headwaters to Iowa Gulch Intake) BLM Lake

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

4

Cement Creek (Increase) (Headwaters to Confl. East River) HCCA Gunnison

Active

4

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

Active

4

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

Postponed 

4

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

Postponed

4

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

Active

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

Active

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

Pine Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Morrow Point Reservoir)
CPW Gunnison

Postponed

4

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

Active

4

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

Active

4

Spring Creek
(Increase) (Confl. Rocky Brook Creek to Confl. Bear Creek)
HCCA Gunnison

Active

4

Spring Creek
(Increase) (Confl. Bear Creek to Confl. Taylor River)
HCCA Gunnison

Active

6

Bear creek
(Headwaters to Confl. NF White River)
CPW Garfield

Active

6

Big Fish Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. NF White River)
CPW Garfield

Postponed

6

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

Postponed

6

Hauskins Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. NF White River) 
CPW Garfield

Active

6

Hill Creek
(Headwaters to Hill Creek Ditch #2 &#3 hdgt.)
CPW Rio Blanco

Active

6

Lynx Creek (Headwaters to Confl. NF White River) CPW Garfield

Active

6

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

Postponed

6

Mirror Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. NF White River)
CPW Rio Blanco

Active

6

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

Postponed

6

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

Active

6

Paradise Creek
(Headwaters to Paradise Ponds diversion hdgt.)
CPW Garfield,
Rio Blanco

Active 

6

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

Active

6

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

Active

6

Picket Pin Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. NF White River)
CPW Garfield

Active

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

Unnamed Tributary to Bunker Creek(Headwaters to Bunker Ditch hdgt.) BLM Rio Blanco

Active

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

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

Postponed

7

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

Postponed

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

Withdrawn

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

Withdrawn

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