Andrew Rickert
303-866-3441 x3249
Month Year Notice & Agenda

A meeting of the CWCB will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 commencing at 8:30 AM and continuing through Thursday, September 21, 2017. The meeting will be held at The River Rock Café & Antlers Inn, located at 460 Main Street, Walden, CO 80480.

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, September 20, 2017

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 July 19 - 20, 2017 Board Meeting Minutes
8:37 – 8:40  3. 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
8:40 – 8:42 4. Future Board Meeting Dates in 2017
  1. November 15 & 16       Westminster, CO
8:42 – 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 – 9:40 6. Water Plan Grants – Overview
9:40 – 10:00  7. Water Plan Grants – Agricultural
  1. Fruitland Irrigation Company - Fruitland Irrigation Renovation Project 
  2. La Plata Water Conservancy District - Bobby K Taylor Reservoir Recharge Pits
  3. Treanor Enterprise Ditch Company - Treanor Ditch Lining Project
10:00 – 10:15 8. Water Plan Grants – Storage
  1. City of Walsenburg - City Lake Dam 
  2. Colorado River Water Conservation District - West Divide Yield 
10:15 – 10:35 9. Water Plan Grants – Supply Demand/Gap
  1. South Metro WISE Authority - WISE Binney Connection
  2. Central Colorado Water Conservancy District – Walker Ranch Recharge Project
  3. Conejos Water Conservancy District - Conejos Cooperative Project 
10:35 - 10:45 BREAK
10:45 - 11:20 10.  Water Plan Grants – Environmental & Recreation
  1. Denver Botanic Gardens - South Platte Basin Restoration Feasibility Study 
  2. Trout Unlimited - Needle Rock Ditch Diversion Modification 
  3. Trout Unlimited - Windy Gap Reservoir Bypass Project 
  4. American Whitewater - Assessing Nonconsumptive Recreational Needs and Opportunities in the Rio Grande River Basin 


11:20 - 11:35 11.  Water Plan Grants – Water Conservation and Land Use
  1. Dominion Water and Sanitation District- Regional Factors for Precipitation Harvesting 
  2. Peak Spatial Enterprises/Chambers Econ and Analytics-Water Information/ Real Estate Water Disclosure Site


11:35 - 12:20 12.  Water Plan Grants – Engagement & Innovation          
  1. Arkansas River Basin Water Forum - Implementing the Education & Outreach Goals of the Arkansas Basin Implementation Plan through Education to Action Projects/Programs 
  2. Colorado Cattlemen’s Association – Agriculture Water Collaborative 
  3. Colorado Foundation for Agriculture – Understanding Water Activity Book 
  4. Colorado Foundation for Water Education - Deepening Water Engagement through Expansion of the Water Educator Network 
  5. Colorado Open Lands - Enhancing the Colorado Water Plan through Comprehensive Education and Outreach 
  6. Denver Botanic Gardens - Water in the West: Exhibition & Outreach through the Gardens 
  7. Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership, Inc. - Community Garden and Innovation Greenhouses 
  8. Open Water Foundation – TAP-IN 
  9. One World One Water Center at MSU Denver - WaterWise Circa 2018: Water Theatre Company 
12:20 - 1:20 LUNCH
1:20 - 1:35 13.  Financial Matters – Construction Fund and Severance Tax Perpetual Base Fund
       Finance Section
  1. Financial Projections and Cash Management Report
1:35 - 2:00 14.  Water Project Loans and WSRF Grants
       Finance & Water Supply Planning Section
  1. Fruitland Irrigation Company – Tunnel and Canal Renovation
  2. Fort Lyon Canal Company – Adobe Creek Dam Rehabilitation
2:00 - 2:45 15. Water Project Loans
      Finance Section
  1. Pueblo Conservancy District - Arkansas River and Wildhorse Creek Levees
  2. Bonus Ditch Company – St. Vrain Diversion Replacement
  3. Centennial Irrigating Ditch Company – Centennial Diversion Replacement
  4. Left Hand Water District – Participation in Southern Water Supply Project II
2:45 - 3:10 16.  Water Plan Implementation Update
       Water Supply Planning Section
3:10 - 3:20 BREAK
3:20 - 3:35 17.  Statewide Water Supply Initiative 
       Water Supply Planning Section
3:35 - 3:50 18.  Damaging High Groundwater Response Grants - Highway 144 Ranchettes HOA in Fort Morgan
Interstate, Federal & Water Information Section 
3:50 - 4:30 19.    Northern Water Integrated Supply Project Fish and Wildlife Mitigation and Enhancement 
        Water Supply Planning Section
Draft Report
4:30     RECESS
Thursday, September 21, 2017
9:00 – 10:00 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
10:00 – 10:30 21.  Aquatic Nuisance Species Update
       Interstate, Federal & Water Information Section
10:35 – 11:15  AM BRUNCH
11:15 – 1:00 22.  Water Supply Reserve Fund (WSRF)
        Water Supply Planning Section
Basin Applicant Water Activity


John McConnell Math and Science Center  Advancing K-12 Water Education in Western Colorado


Arkansas   Beaver Park Water Upper Canal Lining Removal & Replacement


Arkansas   Coalitions & Collaboratives, Inc. for ARWC Arkansas Basin Watershed Health Initiative


Arkansas   Huerfano County Water Conservancy District Arkansas BIP Coordinator (Year 3)


Arkansas   Purgatoire Watershed Partnership Trinidad River Walk Improvement


Colorado  Missouri Heights - Mountain Meadow Irrigation Company Missouri Heights Mountain Meadow  Ditch Lining Phase C


Arch Ditch Association Arch Ditch Headgate Improvement Project


Gunnison   Stewart Ditch and Reservoir Company Upper Stewart Ditch Pipeline Project


North Platte Lucky Penny Ranches LLC Aqua Fria Reservoir Rehabilitation


Rio Grande   Colorado Rio Grande Restoration Foundation Five Ditches: Rio Grande Diversion and Headgate Improvement


South Platte Poudre Learning Center Foundation  Poudre Learning Center Water Education and Outreach


South Platte   Open Water Foundation South Platte Basin Roundtable Data Platform


South Platte 
Wildland Restoration Volunteers  Community Sub-basin Post-Flood Source Water Protection
1:00 - 1:05 23.  Attorney General’s Report, Legal Briefing, and Executive Session
1:05 - 2:05 24.  Executive Session
  • Royal Gorge Field Office RMP Cooperating Agency Discussions
  • Bear Creek Lake
    • Diligence Case
    • Water Rights Case
  • Rio Grande Interstate Litigation: Texas v New Mexico and Colorado, et al
  • Republican River Compact Update
  • Colorado River Issues
    • Minute 323
    • Drought Contingency Planning
    • UCRC Workgroups
    • Compact Compliance Advisory Committee


2:05 - 2:10 24.  Report from Executive Session