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CWCB Projects Bill

CWCB makes recommendations to the legislature for appropriations from the Construction Fund Bill or "Projects Bill"  and the Severance Tax Perpetual Base Fund each year to support water projects and loans. The top appropriations for each year are listed below.

HB17-1248        2017 Projects Bill
Section Title Appropriation
2 Continuation of the Colorado floodplain map modernization program. $550,000
1 Continuation of the satellite monitoring system maintenance. $380,000
3 Continuation of the decision support system operation and maintenance. $200,000
4 Continuation of the weather modification program. $175,000
5 Colorado Mesonet $154,000

SB16-174          2016 Projects Bill 
Section Title Appropriation
7 Bear Creek reservoir reallocation study. $2,500,000
3 Continuation of the watershed restoration program. $1,500,000
9 Continuation of the statewide water supply initiative. $1,000,000
11 Reservoir dredging project. $1,000,000
13 Restoration of the litigation fund cash balance. $600,000
2 Continuation of the Colorado floodplain map modernization program. $500,000
12 Restoration of the balance of the flood and drought response fund - transfer. $500,000

SB15-253          2015 Projects Bill
Section Title Appropriation
3 Continuation of the watershed restoration program. $1,500,000
10 Modern methods to determine probable maximum precipitation (PMP) for rainfall spillway sizing project. $1,200,000
6 Arkansas river decision support system. $1,000,000
2 Continuation of the Colorado floodplain map modernization program. $500,000
4 Restoration of the balance of the flood and drought response fund - transfer. $500,000
7 Technical assistance for USDA regional conservation partnership program. $500,000

HB14-1333        2014 Projects Bill
Section Title Appropriation
13 Long Hollow reservoir project. $1,575,000
12 Restoration of litigation fund cash balance -transfer. $1,200,000
11 Continuation of the alternative agriculture water transfer sustainability grant program. $750,000
3 Continuation of the Colorado floodplain map modernization program. $500,000
4 Continuation of the watershed restoration program. $500,000
5 Restoration of the balance of the flood and drought response fund - transfer. $500,000
7 Arkansas river decision support system. $500,000
8 South Platte basin groundwater level data collection and analysis. $500,000

SB13-181          2013 Projects Bill
Section Title Appropriation
13 Windy Gap reservoir bypass channel project. $28,000,000
18 Water project loan authorization from the construction fund. $18,538,550
14 Tri-county Water Conservancy District - increased water project loan authorization from the Colorado water conservation board construction fund. $13,130,000
12 Chatfield reservoir reallocation project. $2,000,000
3 Continuation of the Colorado floodplain map modernization program.  $500,000

SB12S-002        2012 Projects Bill
Section Title Appropriation
13 Purchase of Colorado's allotment of Animas-La Plata project water. $12,000,000
12 Chatfield reservoir reallocation project. $5,000,000
11 Rio Grande cooperative project. $5,000,000
8 Continuation of the Colorado river water availability study. $2,000,000
10 Continuation of the alternative agriculture water transfer sustainaility grant program. $1,000,000
7 Phreatophyte control cost-sharing program. $1,000,000

HB11-1274        2011 Projects Bill 
Section Title Appropriation
9 Purchase of Colorado's allotment of Animas-La Plata project water . $12,000,000
8 Restoration of litigation fund cash balance. $700,000
3 Continuation of the Colorado flood plain map modernization program. $500,000
7 Arkansas river decision support system. $500,000
1 Continuation of the satellite monitoring system maintenance. $300,000
5 Restoration of the flood response fund balance. $300,000

HB10-1250        2010 Projects Bill 
Section Title Appropriation
8 Purchase of Colorado's allotment of Animas-La Plata project water. $12,000,000
4 Continuation of the Colorado floodplain map modernization program. $500,000
6 Restoration of flood response fund balance. $300,000
1 Continuation of the satellite monitoring system maintenance. $250,000
5 Continuation of the watershed restoration program. $250,000

SB09-125          2009 Projects Bill   
Section Title Appropriation
18 Restoration of litigation fund cash balance.  $2,200,000
4 Continuation of the alternative agriculture water transfer sustainability grant program. $1,500,000
16 Continuation of the Colorado river water availability study - Phase 2. $1,000,000
13 Water resource information center and data harvesting initiative. $550,000
5 Water adaptation partnership projects. $500,000
9 Continuation of the Colorado floodplain map modernization program. $500,000

HB08-1346        2008 Projects Bill 
Section Title Appropriation
2 Water project loan authorizations from the severance tax trust fund perpetual base account.  $60,600,000
1 Water project loan authorizations from the Colorado water conservation board construction fund. $11,217,060
26 Chatfield reservoir reallocation project. $2,000,000
9 Continuation of the South Platte decision support system. $1,000,000
34 Tamarisk control cost-sharing grant program. $1,000,000
8 Colorado river water availability study - continuation.  $500,000
10 Colorado river compact - state water right administration issues and options study.    $500,000
12 Continuation of the Colorado floodplain map modernization program. $500,000