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July 2018 Notice & Agenda


A meeting of the CWCB will be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 commencing at 8:30 AM and continuing through Thursday, July 19, 2018. The meeting will be held at the Morgridge Commons Building, located at 815 Cooper Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601. A tour of the Reudi Reservoir will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

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: https://dnrweb.state.co.us/DNR/DNRPortal/Login.aspx.

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 www.cwcb.state.co.us.

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 andrew.rickert@state.co.us, 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 18, 2018

8:30 – 8:32 CWCB Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance
8:32 – 8:35 1. Review and Approve Agenda
8:35 – 8:37 2. Review and Approve May 23 - 24, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes
8:37 – 8:40 3. Approve and/or Remove Consent Agenda Items
8:40 – 8:45 4. Board Meeting Dates in 2018
  1. September 18 - 20 Steamboat
  2. November 14 & 15 South Platte Basin
    8:45 – 9:30 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
      9:30 – 9:50 6. Platte River Recovery Implementation Program Update
      Interstate, Federal & Water Information Section
      9:50 – 10:05 7. Technical Assistance for Federal Cost-Share Program
      Interstate, Federal & Water Information Section
      10:05 – 10:20 8. Damaging High Groundwater Grant Application and Guidelines
      Interstate, Federal & Water Information Section
      10:20 – 10:30 BREAK
      10:30 – 10:40 9. Emergency Dam Response Funding
      Finance Section
      10:40 – 10:55 10. Renewal of Ute Water Conservancy District Lease of Ruedi Water for Instream Flow Use in the 15 Mile Reach (Water Div. 5)
      Interstate, Federal & Water Information Section & Stream and Lake Protection Section
      10:55 – 11:10

      11. Colorado River Water Conservation District Lease of Ruedi Water for Winter Instream Flow Use in the Fryingpan River (Water Div. 5)
      Stream and Lake Protection Section

      11:10 – 11:30 12. Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District Dedication of Mitigation Releases for Instream Flow Use in the Cache la Poudre River (Water Div. 1)
      Stream and Lake Protection Section
      11:30 - 11:45 13. Proposed Expenditures for Costs of Water Acquisitions for Instream Flow Use
      Stream and Lake Protection Section
      11:45 – 12:45 LUNCH
      12:45 – 1:15 14. Statewide Water Supply Initiative Update
      Water Supply Planning Section
      1:15 – 1:45 15. Colorado River Basin Fund Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)
      Interstate, Federal & Water Information Section
      1:45 – 1:50 16. Attorney General’s Report, Legal Briefing, and Executive Session
      1:50 – 2:00 BREAK
      2:00 - 3:45 17. Executive Session
      1. Instream Flow Acquisitions on the Cache la Poudre River
      2. Administrative Process to Recognize Claimed Stockwatering Uses Pursuant to Section 37-92-102(3)(b), C.R.S. (2018)
      3. Colorado River Issues
        • Colorado River Basin Drought Contingency Planning
        • Upper Colorado River Basin Fund MOA
        • Upper Colorado River Basin Fund Monies
        • System Conservation Pilot Program
      4. Republican River Compact Compliance Discussions
      5. Rio Grande Issues
        • Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado, Orig. No. 141, Update
      6. Hill v. Warsewa, 18-cv-300069, Fremont County District Court, Colorado
        3:45 – 3:50 18. Report from Executive Session

        3:50 – 4:05
        19. Financial Matters – Construction Fund and Severance Tax Perpetual Base Fund
        Finance Section
        1. Financial Projections and Cash Management Report
        2. Two Rivers Water & Farming Company and Two Rivers Farms F-2 Inc. – Loan Payment Delinquency
          4:05 – 4:50 20. Water Project Loans
          Finance Section
          1. Chilcott Ditch Company - Chilcott Augmentation Station
          2. Missouri Heights Mountain Meadow Irrigation Company – Ditch Piping Phase B
          3. Roxborough Water and Sanitation District – Ravenna Development Interconnect
            4:50 RECESS
            Thursday, July 19, 2018
            8:30 – 10:00 21. 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
              10:00 – 10:30 BREAK (AM SNACK)
              10:30 – 10:45 22. Colorado Water Plan Implementation Update
              Water Supply Planning Section
              10:45 – 11:30 23. Floodplain Designation - Colorado Hazard Mapping Program (CHAMP) Data (Unincorporated Areas of Boulder and Larimer Counties) Including:
              • Boulder County (excluding the 2D draft floodway reaches for Boulder Creek from Kenosha Rd/115th Street to the Weld County Line)
                • Colorado Hazard Mapping Program Hydraulic Analysis, Technical Support Data notebook (TSDN) for the Big Thompson Watershed (HUC-8 10190006), by CWCB/AECOM, submitted March 21, 2017; and,
                • Colorado Hazard Mapping Program Hydraulic Analysis, Technical Support Data notebook (TSDN) for the St. Vrain Watershed (HUC-8 10190005), by CWCB/AECOM, submitted April 2018; and,
                • Colorado Hazard Mapping Program Hydraulic Analysis - Volume 2, Technical Support Data notebook (TSDN) for the St. Vrain Watershed (HUC-8 10190005), by CWCB/AECOM, submitted June 2018.
              • Larimer County
                • CHAMP Colorado Hazard Mapping Program Hydrology Technical Support Data notebook (TSDN) for the Big Thompson Watershed (HUC-8 10190006), by CWCB/AECOM, submitted March 2016; and
                • CHAMP Colorado Hazard Mapping Program Year 1 and Year 2 Draft Hydraulics for the Big Thompson Watershed (HUC-8 10190006), excluding Year 2, 2-D draft hydraulics model for the Big Thompson River and its tributaries through the City of Loveland and surrounding portions of unincorporated Larimer County, by CWCB/AECOM, submitted March 2017 for Year 1 and March 2018 for Year 2.
              11:30 – 11:45 24. New Policy – Temporary Designation of Best Available Floodplain Data
              Watershed and Flood Protection Section
              11:45 – 12:00 25. State Flood Mitigation Plan Update
              Watershed and Flood Protection Section
              12:00 – 12:10 26. SW Temporary Mobile Radar System
              Watershed and Flood Protection Section
              12:10 – 12:20 27. Water Supply Reserve Fund (WSRF)
              Water Supply Planning Section
              Water Supply Reserve Fund Applications for Consideration at the July 2018 CWCB Board Meeting
              Basin Applicant Water Activity

              a

              North Platte Spicer Ranches, Ltd. Coyte Reservoir Outlet Repair

              b

              Rio Grande Special Improvement District Number One Rio Grande Water Conservation District Groundwater Level Telemetry
              12:20 ADJOURN

              CWCB Consent Agenda July 18-19, 2018
              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. 18CW3076 (Water Division 1) : Application of East Larimer County Water District
              2. Case No. 18CW0002 (Water Division 2) : Application of RP on TC, LLC d/b/a Eden West Ranch
              3. Case No. 18CW3033 (Water Division 2) : Application of Sheep Camp Holdings, LLC
              4. Case No. 18CW3046 (Water Division 5) : Application of Highland Ranch Ltd.