Viola Bralish
303-866-3441 x3206
January 2019 Notice & Agenda

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**Due to Weather, the Board meeting will start at 9:45 Monday**

A meeting of the CWCB will be held on Monday, January 28, 2019 commencing at 9:00 AM and continuing through Tuesday, January 29, 2019. The meeting will be held at the Westin, located at 10600 Westminster Boulevard Westminster, CO 80020.

The CWCB posts notice 30 days in advance of each regularly scheduled meeting. Notices for special meetings are posted on the website typically within five business days and not less than 24 hours of such a meeting. Notices of regular and special meetings may also be received by email. To receive notices by email please visit:

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

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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 Viola Bralish at 303-866-3441, ext. 3206. All programs, services, and activities of the CWCB are operated in compliance with the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Monday, January 28, 2019 

9:00 – 9:02 CWCB Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance
9:02 – 9:05 1. Review and Approve Agenda
9:05 – 9:08 2. Review and Approve November 14 -15, 2018 Board Meeting
9:08 – 9:12 3. Approve and/or Remove Consent Agenda Items
 9:12 – 9:15 4. Board Meeting Dates in 2019
  1. March 20 & 21 South Platte Basin
  2. May 15 & 16 Gunnison Basin
  3. July 17 & 18 Arkansas Basin
  4. September 17 - 19 Rio Grande Basin
    (includes date for Finance Meeting)
  5. November 20 & 21 Denver Metro
9:15 – 10:00 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
10:00 – 10:20 6. Colorado Watershed Restoration Program – Grant Funding
  Watershed and Flood Protection Section
10:20 – 10:40 7. Four Corners Area Permanent Radar Update
  Watershed and Flood Protection Section
10:40 – 11:05 8. Water Supply Reserve Fund Applications
  Water Supply Planning Section
Water Supply Reserve Fund Application Grants
Agenda Item Basin Applicant Water Activity


Yampa/White/Green Upper Yampa River
Working Group/Upper
Yampa River Water
Conservancy District
Characterization of Streamflow, Suspended
Sediment & Nutrients in the Upper Yampa River


Yampa/White/Green City of Steamboat
Yampa River Forest Restoration & Temperature
Mitigation Project


Colorado City of Grand Junction Las Colonias Park River Recreation Feature


Rio Grande Mosca-Hooper
Conservation District
SLV Recharge Optimization Pilot Project


South Platte
Colorado Watershed
Education Coordination
11:05 – 11:20 Break
11:20 – 11:35 9. Tap-In/Innovation Item
  Water Supply Planning Section
11:35 – 12:05 10. Best Practices for Implementing Water Conservation and
Demand Management Through Land Use Planning Efforts:
Addendum to 2012 Municipal Water Efficiency Plan Guidance
  Water Supply Planning Section
12:05 – 12:35 11. Water Plan Progress and Integration with the Statewide Water Supply Initiative
  Water Supply Planning Section
12:35 – 1:35 LUNCH
1:35 – 1:55 12. Financial Matters – Construction Fund and Severance Tax
Perpetual Base Fund
  Finance Section
  1. Financial Projections and Cash Management Report
1:55 – 2:20 13. Water Project Loans - Finance
  Finance Section
  1. Left Hand Ditch Company – Allen’s Lake Filler Canal Improvements
  2. Schneider Ditch Company – Diversion Structure Replacement
2:20 – 2:45 14. Changes to Existing Loans
  Finance Section
  1. St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District –Emergency Rock’n WP Ranch Lake No. 4 Repair
  2. St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District – Lake 4 Outlet Pipeline Repair
  3. Ordway Feedyard, LLC – Transfer of Loan Obligation
2:45 – 2:55 15. 2019 Projects Bill
  Finance Section
2:55 – 3:25 16. Emergency Dam Response Fund – Cucharas #5 Dam
  Finance Section
3:25 – 3:55 17. Species Conservation Trust Fund
  Interstate, Federal, & Water Information Section
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
8:30 – 10:15 18. Basin Directors’ Reports
  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
10:15 – 10:20 19. Attorney General’s Report, Legal Briefing, and Executive
10:20 – 10:35 AM BREAK
10:35 – 11:40 20. Executive Session
  1. Administrative Process to Recognize Claimed Stockwatering Uses Pursuant to Section 37-92-102(3)(b),
    C.R.S. (2018)
  2. Poudre ISF Augmentation Plan Update
  3. Republican River Rules Concept
  4. Rio Grande Litigation
  5. Colorado River Issues
    1. Drought Contingency Planning
    2. Demand Management
    3. Basin Fund MOA
11:40 – 11:45 21. Report from Executive Session
11:45 – 12:25 22. 2019 Instream Flow Appropriations in Water Divisions 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7
  Stream and Lake Protection Section - Attachments
12:25 – 1:25 LUNCH
1:25 -2:25 23. Colorado River Drought Contingency Planning and Demand
  Interstate, Federal, & Water Information Section
2:25 – 2:45 24. Criteria and Guidelines for Fallowing-Leasing Pilot Projects
(House Bill 13-1248)
  Interstate, Federal, & Water Information Section
2:45 – 3:10
25. Colorado Springs Utilities Fallowing-Leasing Pilot Project
  Interstate, Federal, & Water Information Section
3:10 – 3:40 26. Basin Fund MOA
  Interstate, Federal, & Water Information Section

CWCB Consent Agenda January 28-29, 2019
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. 18CW3055 (Water Division 2) : Application of United States of America
  2. Case No. 18CW3162 (Water Division 5) : Application of Connell Development Co.