Andrew Rickert
303-866-3441 x3249
July 19-20, 2017 Notice and Board Meeting Agenda

A meeting of the CWCB will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 commencing at 9:30 AM and continuing through Thursday, July 20, 2017. The meeting will be held at The Lodge at Mountaineer Square, located at 620 Gothic Road, Crested Butte, CO 81225.

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

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 Andrew Rickert 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).

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

9:30 – 9:32 CWCB Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance
9:32 – 9:40 1. Board Appointments
9:40 – 9:43 2. Review and Approve Agenda
9:43 – 9:45 3. Review and Approve March 22 - 23, 2017 Board Meeting Minutes
9:45 – 9:48 4. Approve and/or Remove Consent Agenda Items
9:48 – 9:50 5. Proposed Board Meeting Dates in 2018
  1. January 22 & 23         Denver Tech Center
  2. March 21 & 22            South Platte Basin
  3. May 23 & 24               Arkansas Basin
  4. July 18 & 19               Yampa Basin
  5. September 18 - 20      Colorado Mainstem Basin 
  6. November 14 & 15      South Platte Basin
9:50 – 9:52 6. Future Board Meeting Dates in 2017
  1. September 19 – 21       Walden
  2. November 15 & 16       Denver
9:52 – 10:30

 7. 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 – 10:50 8. 2013 Flood Recovery – Emergency Watershed Protection Program Update
    Watershed and Flood Protection Section
10:50 – 11:00  BREAK
11:00 – 11:15 9. Fish and Wildlife Resources Fund – Buckhorn Valley Metropolitan District Application for Abrams Creek Cutthroat Trout Recovery
    Watershed and Flood Protection Section
11:15 – 11:30 10. Uncontested 2017 Instream Flow Appropriations in Water Division 7 on Little Sand Creek and Vallecito Creek
     Stream and Lake Protection Section
11:30 – 11:45 11. Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Forum: 2017 Review
     Interstate, Federal, & Water Information Section
11:45 – 12:05 12. Technical Assistance for Federal Cost-Share Programs
      Interstate, Federal, & Water Information Section
12:05 – 12:25 13.  Update on the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program
     Interstate, Federal, & Water Information Section
12:25 – 1:25  LUNCH
1:25 – 1:55 14. Wild and Scenic Rivers Fund
     Interstate, Federal, & Water Information Section
  1. Stakeholder Group Updates
  2. Proposed Changes to Fund Terms and Conditions
1:55 – 2:25 15. Water Supply Reserve Fund (WSRF)
     Water Supply and Planning Section
Basin Applicant Water Activity


Metro/South Platte Colorado Watershed Assembly South Platte Basin Education Coordinator


Colorado Grand County Irrigated Land Company   Vail Ditch Water Management Improvements


Gunnison   Leon Lake Ditch & Reservoir Company Leon Lake Reservoir/Dam Groin Seep Hole Repair Project


Southwest  Big Stick Ditch Company Lightner Creek Canal Improvement and Water Efficiency Project


Metro  Denver Trout Unlimited  Biological and Ecological Benefits from Chatfield Reallocation Environmental Pool Increased Releases


Southwest   Mountain Studies Institute Animas River Community Forum
2:25 – 2:35 16. Aquatic Nuisance Species Funding Update
     Interstate, Federal, & Water Information Section
2:35 – 2:50 17. Colorado River Storage Project Act (CRSP) Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Annual Update
     Interstate, Federal, & Water Information Section
2:50 – 2:55 18.  Attorney General’s Report, Legal Briefing, and Executive Session
2:55 – 3:05  BREAK
3:05 – 3:35 19.  Executive Session
  1. Bear Creek Lake Diligence Application: Case No. 14CW3127, Water Division 1
  2. Windy Gap Connectivity Channel
  3. Colorado River Issues
    • Drought Contingency Planning
    • Minute 32x
  4. Compact Compliance Study
3:35 – 3:40 20.  Report from Executive Session
3:40 – 3:55 21. HB16-1228 Criteria and Guidelines – Agricultural Water Protection Programs
     Water Supply and Planning Section
3:55 – 4:05 22. Financial Matters – Construction Fund and Severance Tax Perpetual Base Fund
    Finance Section
  1. Financial Projections and Cash Management Report
4:05 – 5:05  23. Water Project Loans
     Finance Section
  1. Consolidated Ditch and Headgate Company – Consolidated Diversion and Headgate Replacement
  2. Church Ditch Water Authority – Ditch System Improvements
  3. Corsentino Dairy Farms – Holita Dam Rehabilitation
  4. City of Walsenburg – City Lake Dam Rehabilitation & Enlargement
5:05  RECESS
Thursday, July 20, 2017
9:00 – 10:00 24. Basin Directors’ Reports
  1. a. Colorado River (Mainstem) Basin Director’s Report
  2. b. San Juan/San Miguel-Dolores River Basin Director’s Report
  3. c. Gunnison River Basin Director’s Report
  4. d. North Platte River Basin Director’s Report
  5. e. South Platte River Basin Director’s Report
  6. f. Arkansas River Basin Director’s Report
  7. g. City and County of Denver Director’s Report
  8. h. Rio Grande River Basin Director’s Report
  9. i. Yampa-White River Basin Director’s Report
10:00 – 10:20 25.  Fluvial Hazard Zone Map Update
      Watershed and Flood Protection Section
10:20 – 10:40 26. Colorado’s Water Plan Implementation Update
      Water Supply and Planning Section
10:40 – 11:10 AM BRUNCH
11:10 – 11:35 27. Proposed Criteria and Guidelines for Damaging High Groundwater Response Grants in the South Platte Basin
     Interstate, Federal, & Water Information Section
11:35 – 11:45 28. HB15-1178 Dewatering Grant Application from the Town of Gilcrest
     Interstate, Federal, & Water Information Section
11:45 – 1:00 29. Statewide Water Supply Initiative (SWSI) Update
     Water Supply and Planning Section
1:00 – 1:20 30. ATM Grant Request: Larimer County – Supplemental  Funding Request for Open Space ATM Project
     Water Supply and Planning Section
1:20 – 2:00 31. Water Plan Grant Guidelines
   Colorado Water Conservation Board

CWCB Consent Agenda July 19-20, 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. 16CW3198 (Water Division 1) : Application of Four Mile Fire Protection District*
  2. Case No. 17CW3057 (Water Division 1) : Application of North Weld County Water District
  3. Case No. 17CW3022 (Water Division 2) : Application of Town of Buena Vista
  4. Case No. 17CW3063 (Water Division 5) : Application of Copper Mountain Consolidated Metropolitan District

*Motion to Intervene and Statement of Opposition filed.