Viola Bralish
303-866-3441 x3206
November 2018 Notice & Agenda

A meeting of the CWCB will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 commencing at 10:00 AM and continuing through Thursday, November 15, 2018. The meeting will be held at the Marriott Denver West, located at 1717 Denver Marriott West Boulevard Golden, CO 80401.

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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

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

10:00 – 10:02 CWCB Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance
10:02 – 10:05  1. Review and Approve Agenda
10:05 – 10:07  2. Review and Approve September 19 - 20, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes
10:07 – 10:10  3. Approve and/or Remove Consent Agenda Items
 10:10 – 10:15  4. Proposed Board Meeting Dates in 2019
  1. January 28 & 29          Westminster
  2. March 20 & 21             South Platte Basin
  3. May 15 & 16                Gunnison Basin
  4. July 17 & 18                Arkansas Basin
  5. September 17 & 19      Rio Grande Basin
  6. November 20 & 21        Denver Metro
10:15 – 11:00  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
11:00 – 11:10  6. Request for Water Acquisitions Pilot Process Update
   Stream and Lake Protection Section
11:10 – 11:15 7. Notice of 2019 Recommended Instream Flow Appropriations in Water Divisions 2,3,4,6, and 7
   Stream and Lake Protection Section
11:15 – 11:30  8. Colorado River Water Conservation District Lease of Ruedi Water for Instream Flow Use – Additional Location Use
   Stream and Lake Protection Section
11:30 – 11:50  9. Colorado Restoration Program Update
   Watershed and Flood Protection Section
11:50 – 12:50  LUNCH
12:50 – 2:50  10. Water Plan Grants Overview
Agenda Item Category Applicant Water Activity

Environment & Recreation


Environment & Recreation   City of Grand Junction Las Colonias Park River Recreation Feature


Environment & Recreation   City of Brighton South Platte River Berm Removal


Environment & Recreation  Colorado Rio Grande Restoration Foundation  Del Norte Riverfront Project


Environment & Recreation  Ducks Unlimited, Inc.  South Platte Basin Shallow Water Wetlands


Environment & Recreation   Mile High Youth Corps John Griffin Regional Park- Tamarisk and Russian Olive Abatement


Environment & Recreation   The Nature Conservancy Wines Ditch Diversion and Conveyance Improvements, Final Design and Permitting



Agriculture  Colorado Cattlemen’s Assoc.   Agriculture Watershed and Stream Management Planning Outreach and Technical Assistance


Agriculture Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District  Head Stabilization Pond Seepage Measurement Project


Agriculture  Grand Valley Water Users Association  Roller Dam Electrical and Control Systems Upgrades Projects (part 2)


Agriculture Logan Well Users, Inc  LWU Well Telemetry Project


Agriculture  Colorado Open Lands  Acequia Conservation Initiative

Conservation & Land Use


Conservation and Land Use City of Alamosa  Alamosa Water Smarts Landscaping Demonstration


Conservation and Land Use  Denver Parks and Recreation  Denver Parks Central Control Build-Out


Conservation and Land Use  City of Louisville  Drop Counter/Rachio Program for Customer Engagement and Analytics


Conservation and Land Use Razix-One Water Solutions Institute   A System and Process for Assessing Water Use of Land Use Decisions


Conservation and Land Use South Metro Water Supply Authority  Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper Certification Pilot Program

Engagement & Innovation


Engagement and Innovation   Arkansas River Basin Water Forum Education to Action Phase 2


Engagement and Innovation  Colorado Cattlemen’s Association Ag Water Collaborative Phase 2


Engagement and Innovation Ltd  Delta Brick & Climate Company Paonia Reservoir Sediment Removal Utilization


Engagement and Innovation   Mountain Studies Institute Silverton Science & Innovation Center (SSINC)

Storage & Supply


Storage and Supply   City of Brighton, Water Enterprise Fund Cell 3 Design


Storage and Supply  Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District White River Storage Project - Pre-Permitting Phase
2:50 – 3:05       PM BREAK
3:05 – 3:45  11. 2019 Projects Bill
   Finance Section
  1. Non-Reimbursable Project Investments “En-Bloc” – Approval
    1. Flood & Drought Response Fund – Refresh(Change to Auto)
    2. Small Feasibility Grant – Refresh(Change to Auto)
    3. Litigation Fund – Refresh
    4. Colorado Floodplain Map Modernization Program – Continuation
    5. Satellite Monitoring System Maintenance Program - Continuation
    6. 6. Weather Modification Permitting Program – Continuation
    7. Colorado Mesonet Project – Continuation
    8. Lidar Acquisition - Continuation
    9. Instream Flow Engineering and Tech Support Services – Continuation
    10. Tech Assist. Grants for CRSP MOU
  2. Water Plan Implementation Funding
    1. Water Plan Implementation Grants
    2. Water Supply Reserve Fund – Supplemental Funding
    3. Updating Basin Planning & Colorado’s Water Plan
3:45 – 4:20 12. Financial Matters – Construction Fund and Severance Tax Perpetual Base Fund
   Finance Section
  1. Financial Projections and Cash Management Report
  2. Annual Financial Statements
    1. CWCB Construction Fund Executive Summary
    2. CWCB Construction Fund Financial Statements
    3. CWCB Severance Tax Perpetual Base Fund Executive Summary
    4. CWCB Severance Tax Perpetual Base Fund Financial Statements
  3. New Financial Policy – Sale of CWCB Water Storage Assets
4:20 – 4:35 13. Emergency Dam Response Funding
   Finance Section
4:35  RECESS
Thursday, November 15, 2018 
8:30 – 10:15   14. 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  15. Attorney General’s Report, Legal Briefing, and Executive Session
10:20 – 10:35  AM BREAK
10:35 – 12:35  16. Executive Session
  1. Administrative Process to Recognize Claimed Stockwatering Uses Pursuant to Section 37-92-102(3)(b), C.R.S. (2018)
  2. Poudre Flows Issues
  3. Rio Grande Issues
    1. Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado
  4. Republican River Issues
    1. Compact Compliance Rulemaking
  5. Colorado River
    1. Drought Contingency Planning
    2. Demand Management
    3. Aspinall Operations
    4. Basin Fund MOA
    5. Lake Powell Pipeline
    6. Animas La Plata
  6. (Consent 1a) Case No. 18CW3106 (Water Division 1): Application of Central Colorado Water Conservancy District, and Ground Water Management Sub district of the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District 
  7. (Consent 1b) Case No. 18CW3121 (Water Division 1): Application of City of Aurora, Colorado, acting by and through its Utility Enterprise
12:35 – 12:40  17. Report from Executive Session
12:40 – 1:40  LUNCH
1:40 - 1:50 Consent 1a. Case No. 18CW3106 (Water Division 1): Application of Central Colorado Water Conservancy District, and Ground Water Management Sub district of the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District
  Stream and Lake Protection Section
1:50 - 2:00 Consent 1b. Case No. 18CW3121 (Water Division 1): Application of City of Aurora, Colorado, acting by and through its Utility Enterprise
   Stream and Lake Protection Section
2:00 - 2:20 18. Water Supply Reserve Fund Applications
   Water Supply Planning Section
Basin Applicant Water Activity


Metro Thunderbird Water & Sanitation District  Connection Feasibility Analysis


Colorado Northwest Colorado Council of Governments  Water Savings Measures in Land Use Codes in the Headwaters


Yampa/White/Green White River Conservation District  White River Algae Research Project
2:20 - 2:50 19. Glenwood RICD
   Interstate, Federal & Water Information Section
2:50 – 3:35 20. Colorado River Basin Drought Contingency Planning Update

    Interstate, Federal & Water Information Section


CWCB Consent Agenda November 14-15, 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. Case No. 18CW3044 (Water Division 2): Application of B Lazy M Ranch Owners Association
  2. Case No. 18CW3048 (Water Division 2): Application of Young Life and the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District