Viola Bralish
303-866-3441 x3206
July 17 & 18, 2019 Notice & Agenda

A meeting of the CWCB will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 commencing at 9:00 AM and continuing through Thursday, July 18, 2019. The meeting will be held at Colorado Mountain College, Climax Building located at 901 South Highway 24 Leadville, CO 80461.

There will be a tour of the Homestake Plant and Fen Relocation Project starting at 37200 US Highway 24 N Buena Vista, CO 81211 held on July 16, 2019, from 2:30 – 5:00p.m. If you are interested in attending please RSVP to Viola Bralish by Wednesday, July 10, 2019.  The public is welcome to attend but must provide their own transportation.

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 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).

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
9:00 – 9:02 CWCB Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance
9:02 – 9:05 1. Review and Approve Agenda
9:05 – 9:07 2. Review and Approve May  15 & 16, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes
9:07 – 9:10 3. Approve and/or Remove Consent Agenda Items
9:10 4. Board Meeting Dates in 2019
  1. September 17 - 19       Rio Grande Basin
    (includes date for Finance Meeting)
  2. November 20 & 21       Denver Metro
    9:10 – 10:10 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
      10:10 – 10:30 6. Rocky Mountain Fen Research Project
      Interstate, Federal & Water Information Section
      10:30 – 10:50 7. Rainwater Harvesting Pilot Projects:  Regional Factor Development
      Water Supply Planning Section
      10:50 – 11:05 BREAK
      11:05 – 11:35 8. WSRF Grant Applications
      Water Supply Reserve Fund Applications for Consideration at the July 2019 CWCB Board Meeting
      Basin Applicant Water Activity


      South Platte | Metro Colorado Corn Administrative Committee Historical Analysis of South Platte River Salinity to Identify Severity, Trends, and Potential Sources – Amended Grant Request


      Metro Arapahoe Water and Wastewater Authority Chambers Reservoir Rehabilitation Project – Phase 1


      Colorado Learning By Doing, Inc Design of Hammond Ditch Improvements


      Colorado Charles F. Perry The Toponas Project


      North Platte Owl Mountain Partnership Jackson County Water Structure Improvement Project #2


      North Platte Crosby Creek Ranch LLC  Ross Reservoir Repair
      11:35 – 11:45 9. Financial Matter – Construction Fund and Severance Tax Perpetual Base Fund
      Finance Section
      1. Financial Projections and Cash Management Report
      11:45 – 12:05 10. Water Project Loans
      Finance Section
      1. Taylor & Gill Ditch Company – Ditch Piping
      2. Hidden Valley Water District – Master Water Meter Connection
      12:05 – 12:35 11. Water Project Loans/Grants
      Finance Section
      1. Lower Arkansas Water Management Association – West Farm Gravel Pit Storage Purchase
      12:35 – 1:35 LUNCH
      1:35 – 1:55 12. Arkansas River Decision Support System Update
      Interstate, Federal, and Water Information Section
      1:55 – 2:15 13. Alternative Transfer Method Grant Program – City of Aspen, Upper Roaring Fork ATM Project, Phase 1
      Interstate, Federal, and Water Information Section
      2:15 – 2:30 14. 2019 Instream Flow Appropriation
      Stream and Lake Protection Section
      1. Himes Creek, Water Division 7 - Final Action
      2. Trout Creek, Water Division 6 and Disappointment Creek (Upper & Lower Segments) Water Division 7 - Update
      2:30 – 2:50 15. Contested ISF Hearing Process Overview
      Attorney General’s Office
      2:50 – 2:55 16. Attorney General’s Report, Legal Briefing, and Executive Session
      2:55 – 3:10 BREAK
      3:10 – 4:40 17. Executive Session
      1. City of Boulder Water Delivery Agreement from Gross Reservoir for Instream Flow Use in South Boulder Creek
      2. Chatfield Reallocation Shares – Terms of Sale
      3. Colorado River
        1. Compact Compliance Study
        2. Upper Basin Fund MOA
        3. Aspinall Operations
        4:40 – 4:45 18. Report from Executive Session

        4:45 – 5:00
        19. City of Boulder Water Delivery Agreement from Gross Reservoir for Instream Flow Use in South Boulder Creek (Water Div. 1)
         Stream and Lake Protection Section
          5:00 RECESS
          Thursday, July 18, 2018
          8:30 – 10:15 20. 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 – 10:30 Morning BREAK
            10:30 CWCB Board and Interbasin Compact Committee (IBCC) Joint Meeting
            10:30 – 10:45  Welcome IBCC
            10:45 – 11:30  Board and IBCC Introductions
            11:30 – 12:15  LUNCH
            12:15 – 12:35 21. Colorado River Drought Contingency Planning and Demand Management Feasibility
            12:35 – 12:50 22. Demand Management Process and the IBCC
            12:50 – 1:35 23. IBCC Demand Management Discussion Panel
            1:35 – 1:45  BREAK
            1:45 -3:45 24. Water Plan Technical Update Preliminary Release
            3:45 – 4:00  BREAK
            4:00 – 4:30 Insights, Tools, Recommendations and Next Steps
            4:30 – 4:45  ADJOURN

            CWCB Consent Agenda July 17-18, 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. 19CW3059 (Water Division 1): Application of North Weld County Water District and East Larimer County Water District
            2. Case No. 19CW0008 (Water Division 4):  Application of RoseAnne Guire and Jimmy R. Guire II
            3. Case No. 19CW3037 (Water Division 5):  Application of Eagle Valley Clean Energy, LLC
            4. Case No. 19CW3061 (Water Division 5):  Application of StarView Holdings, LLC
            5. Case No. 19CW3003 (Water Division 6):  Application of Exxon Mobil Corporation