Allison Franz
303-866-3441 x3249
January 2017 Notice & Agenda

A meeting of the CWCB will be held on Monday, January 23, 2017 commencing at 9:30 AM and continuing through Tuesday, January 24, 2017. The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center in the Chasm Creek Meeting Room, located at 7800 E Tufts Ave, Denver, CO 80237.

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Although dates and times are indicated in this notice and in the following agenda, the CWCB may address and take action on noticed items in any order.  Any known changes to the agenda will be announced at the beginning of the meeting.  This notice, any late notice(s) of additional items, and briefing memos prepared for the CWCB will be posted at 1313 Sherman Street, Suite 721, Denver, CO  80203, and on our website at

The CWCB’s meetings are made available through live audio streaming on YouTube, although Board workshops are not.  To listen to the proceedings, click the “Listen to the meeting LIVE!” link on the CWCB website homepage and select the link for the proper day and time.  The link will be posted just prior to the start of the meeting.

The CWCB encourages citizens to express their views and provide feedback to the Board on the agenda items.  This can be done by sending an email to, by sending a letter to a Board member or to the Chair of the Board, or by attending the meeting.  If you attend a meeting, simply fill out a comment sheet and give it to the Board Coordinator at the recording station.  The Board will appreciate hearing your views when it reaches that agenda item.  If you have any questions, need special accommodations as a result of a disability, or require further information on any CWCB activity, please contact Allison Franz at 303-866-3441, ext. 3249.  All programs, services, and activities of the CWCB are operated in compliance with the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

 Monday, January 23, 2017

9:30 – 9:32     CWCB Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance

9:32 – 9:34     1. Review and Approve Agenda

9:34 – 9:38     2. Review and Approve November 16 -17, 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

9:38 – 9:40     3. Approve and/or Remove Consent Agenda Items

9:40 - 9:42     4. Future Board Meeting Dates in 2017
      1.  March 22 & 23             Greeley
      2. May 17 & 18                Southwest Basin
      3. July 19 & 20                Gunnison Basin
      4. September 19 - 21       Walden
      5.  November 15 & 16       Denver Metro Area
9:42 – 10:30   5.   Directors’ Reports
      1. DNR Executive Director
      2. IBCC Director
      3. Agriculture Commissioner
      4. CWCB Director
      5. State Engineer
      6. Division of Parks and Wildlife Director
      7. Water Resource and Power Development Authority
10:30 – 10:32  6. Attorney General’s Report, Legal Briefing, and Executive Session

10:32 – 10:45  BREAK

10:45 – 11:45  7. Executive Session
      1. Rio Grande Compact Issues
      2. Colorado River Issues
        • Negotiations on Minute 32X with Mexico
        • Drought Contingency Planning
        • Glen Canyon Dam Long Term Experimental and Management Plan (LTEMP) -- Final Record of Decision
        • System Conservation Pilot Program
      3. Case No. 14CW3096, Division 5: Application of Stillwater Ranch Open Space Association
      4. Busk-Ivanhoe Case
11:45 – 11:47  8. Report from Executive Session

11:47 – 12:00  9. Request for Authorization to Proceed to Trial in Case No. 14CW3096, Division 5 (Application of Stillwater Ranch Open Space Association)
           Stream and Lake Protection Section 

12:00 – 12:20  10. Request to Inundate Instream Flow Water Right on Trout Creek in Case No. 15CW3183, Division 1 (Application of Rainbow Falls Mountain Trout Inc.)
           Stream and Lake Protection Section 

12:20 – 12:25  11. Water Supply Reserve Fund (WSRF) Grant
           Water Supply Planning Section
 WSRF  Application for Consideration at the CWCB January 2017 Board Meeting
Basin Applicant Water Activity


Southwest Morrison Consolidated Ditch Company  McCrometer Automated Gauging Station with Satellite Telemetry

12:25 – 1:25 LUNCH 

                  12. Water Supply Reserve Fund (WSRF) Conflict of Interest Discussion
            Water Supply Planning Section

1:25 – 2:25  13. Colorado’s Water Plan and Statewide Water Supply Initiative (SWSI) Update 
           Water Supply Planning Section

2:25 – 2:35  14. Financial Matters – Construction Fund and Severance Tax Perpetual Base Fund
            Finance Section

    1. Financial Projections and Cash Management Report
2:35 – 3:05  15. Water Project Loans
           Finance Section
    1. St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District – Lake 4 Outlet Pipeline Repair
    2. Chilcott Ditch Company – Jimmy Camp Creek Siphon Reconstruction
3:05 – 3:20  BREAK

3:20 – 3:40  16. Change to Existing Loans
           Finance Section
  1. San Luis Valley Water Conservancy District – Anaconda Ditch Water Right Acquisition Project
  2. West Reservoir and Ditch Company – Repair of West Reservoir No.1 Outlet Works

3:40 – 4:00  17. House Bill 16-1228 Criteria and Guidelines Update 
           Water Supply Planning Section

4:00 – 4:15  18. Chatfield Reallocation Sale of Orphan Shares 
           Finance Section

4:15        RECESS

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

9:30 – 10:30  19. Basin Directors’ Report

    1. Colorado River (Mainstem) Basin Director’s Report
    2. San Juan/San Miguel-Dolores River Basin Director’s Report
    3. Gunnison River Basin Director’s Report
    4. North Platte River Basin Director’s Report
    5. South Platte River Basin Director’s Report
    6. Arkansas River Basin Director’s Report
    7. City and County of Denver Director’s Report
    8. Rio Grande River Basin Director’s Report
    9. Yampa-White River Basin Director’s Report
        10:30 – 10:45  20. Colorado Watershed Restoration Program – Application for
        Funding Consideration
                      Watershed and Flood Protection Section

        10:45 – 11:00  21. 2013 Emergency Flood Loans Update
                      Finance Section

        11:00 – 11:20  22. 2017 Water Projects Bill
                      Finance Section
            1. Draft of Fact Sheet
        11:20 – 11:30  23. Alternative Agricultural Water Transfer Methods (ATMs)
                      Interbasin Compact Committee (IBCC)

        11:30 – 12:30  LUNCH

        12:30 -1:15     24.Instream Flow and Natural Lake Level Recommendations in
        Water Divisions 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6
                   Stream and Lake Protection Section

        1:15 – 1:45     25. Aquatic Nuisance Species
                    Interstate, Federal & Water Information Section

        1:45 – 2:00     26. Species Conservation Trust Fund Recommendations
                   Interstate, Federal & Water Information Section 

        2:00 - 2:10     27. Sunset Review of the 1972 Weather Modification Act, Colorado
                   Office of Policy Research and Reform
                   Watershed and Flood Protection Section        

        2:10     ADJOURN

        CWCB Consent Agenda January 23 - 24, 2017

        Matters may be placed on the Consent Agenda when the recommended action follows established policy or precedent, there has been a negotiated settlement, or the matter is uncontested and non-controversial.  Staff provides memos to CWCB members explaining the matters on the Consent Agenda. Matters on the Consent Agenda are noticed for hearing in the same manner as other agenda items.  If a member of the CWCB requests further consideration of an item on the Consent Agenda, the item will be withdrawn from the Consent Agenda and discussed at the end of the meeting or at the next meeting.  The Consent Agenda may be voted on without reading or discussing individual items.  Any CWCB member may request clarification about any matter on the Consent Agenda.

        1. Statements of Opposition    
              Stream & Lake Protection Section
        The Board will be asked to ratify Statements of Opposition that have been filed by staff to protect instream flow and natural lake level water rights and to protect CWCB’s exclusive authority to hold instream flow water rights in the following water court cases:
          1. Case No. 16CW3090, Division 5:  Application of Powderhorn Ski Company, LLC
          2. Case No. 16CW3036, Division 6:  Application of Nona Powell
        2. Change to Existing Loans
             Finance Section
          1. Huerfano County Water Conservancy District – Regional Augmentation Project

        3. New Prequalification Loans
             Finance Section

          1. Town of Wiggins – Augmentation Project
          2. Grand Valley Drainage District – Buthorn Drain