Andrew Rickert
303-866-3441 x3249
September 2018 Notice & Agenda

A meeting of the CWCB will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 commencing at 8:30 AM and continuing through Thursday, September 20, 2018. The meeting will be held at the Steamboat Grand, located at 2300 Mt Werner Cir, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487.

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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, September 19, 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 July 18 - 19, 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. 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 – 9:40  6. Update on Community Compliance with Colorado Floodplain Rules and Regulations 
  Watershed and Flood Protection Section
9:40 – 9:50
 7. Temporary Designation of Best Available Floodplain Data Policy
  Watershed and Flood Protection Section
9:50 – 10:00  8. State Flood Mitigation Plan Update
  Watershed and Flood Protection Section
10:00 – 10:20  9. State Lidar Plan Update
  Watershed and Flood Protection Section
10:20 – 10:30  BREAK
10:30 – 10:50  10. Lower Boulder Creek Floodway Update
  Watershed and Flood Protection Section
10:50 – 11:50  11. 2013 Flood 5-Year Anniversary
  Watershed and Flood Protection Section
11:50 – 12:20  12. Water Supply Reserve Funding (WSRF)
  Water Supply Planning Section
Water Supply Reserve Fund Applications for Consideration at the September 2018 CWCB Board Meeting
Basin Applicant Water Activity


Gunnison Surface Creek Ditch and Reservoir Company  Deep Ward Dam Rehabilitation Project


Gunnison  Tri-County Water Conservancy District & Dallas Creek Water Company, Inc.  Emergency Domestic Water Supply


Arkansas  Beaver Park Water  Upper Canal Lining Removal & Replacement Phase 2


Arkansas Lake County  Lake County Derry Flume & Hayden Reservoir Project


Arkansas Arkansas River Watershed Collaborative  Monarch Pass Forest and Watershed Health Project


 Arkansas Arkansas River Water Basin Forum  Arkansas Basin Roundtable Website


Yampa/White/Green  Friends of the Yampa  Yampa River Leafy Spurge Project


 Southwest  Webber Ditch Company  Webber Ditch Diversion and Piping Project


Southwest RiversEdge West  Dolores River Restoration Partnership Maintenance and Monitoring


 Colorado Grand Valley Water Users Association  Grand Valley Roller Dam Electrical Upgrade Project


Colorado Harry Teff  Kendall Reservoir


South Platte Big Thompson Conservation District  Irrigation Water Return Flow Filter Strip


South Platte Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group  Fish Passage and Education on Left Hand Creek


South Platte
Lower South Platte Water Conservancy District  South Platte Regional Water Development Concept Pre-Feasibility Study
12:20 – 1:20  LUNCH
 1:20 – 2:20  13. Colorado River Basin Drought Contingency Planning
  Interstate, Federal & Water Information Section
2:20 – 3:00  14. Glenwood Springs RICD 
  Interstate, Federal & Water Information Section
3:00 – 3:05  15. Attorney General’s Report, Legal Briefing, and Executive Session
3:05 – 3:15  BREAK
3:15 - 5:25  16. Executive Session
  1. Rio Grande Issues
    1. Status Update on Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado, Orig. No. 141
  2. Bear Creek Lake Reallocation
  3. Colorado River Issues
    1. Colorado River Basin Drought Contingency Planning
    2. Demand Management Outreach/Studies
    3. Upper Colorado River Basin Fund Monies
    4. Aspinall Unit Operations
    5. Reserve Water Rights Settlement – Utah/Navajo
    6. Basin Fund Memorandum of Agreement
  4. Administrative Process to Recognize Claimed Stockwatering Uses Pursuant to Section 37-92-102(3)(b), C.R.S.
  5. Requests for Administration of Instream Flow Water Rights
  6. Glenwood Springs RICD
  7. T&G Enterprises/Ackerman v. Big Elk Meadows Ass’n Case Nos. 17CV31102 and 17CV31281
5:25 – 5:30  17. Report from Executive Session
5:30  RECESS
Thursday, September 20, 2018
8:30 – 10:15   18. 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 – 10:25  BREAK
10:25 – 10:45  19. 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
10:45 – 10:55  20. Abrams Creek Instream Flow Appropriation (Water Division 5)
  Stream and Lake Protection Section
10:55 – 11:05  21. Lease of Water to Benefit Endangered Fish on the Yampa River
  Interstate, Federal & Water Information Section
11:05 – 11:20  22. 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
11:20 – 11:45 23. Water Project Loans
  Finance Section
  1. Central Colorado Water Conservancy District – Walker Recharge
  2. Well Augmentation Subdistrict of Central Colorado Water Conservancy District – Walker Recharge
  3. Groundwater Management Subdistrict of Central Colorado Water Conservancy District – Walker Recharge
  4. Arabian Acres Metropolitan District – Automatic Meter Implementation
11:45 – 11:55  24. Changes to Existing Loans
  Finance Section
  1. Trinchera Irrigation Company – Mountain Home Dam Outlet Rehabilitation Phase III
11:55 – 12:10  25. Colorado Water Plan Implementation Update
12:10 – 1:10  LUNCH
1:10 – 1:50  26. Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan
1:50 – 2:20  27. Colorado Water and Growth Dialogue
  Water Supply Planning Section
2:20 – 2:35  28. Alternative Transfer Method (ATM) Grant Program
  Interstate, Federal & Water Information Section
  1. HB 13-1248 Lease Fallow Pilot Project Climate and Evapotranspiration Data Verification
2:35 – 2:50  29. Deep Creek Stakeholder Group Update
  Stream and Lake Protection Section
2:50 – 3:05  30. Colorado River Water Conservation District Lease of Ruedi Water for Instream Flow Use – Additional Locations of Use
  Stream and Lake Protection Section
3:05 – 3:25  31. Terms for the Sale of CWCB Shares in the Chatfield Reallocation Project
  Finance Section

CWCB Consent Agenda September 19-20, 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. 18CW3090 (Water Division 1): Application of City of Westminster
2. Floodplain Designations
   Watershed and Flood Protection Section
  1. "Flood Hazard Area Delineation Update for Rangeview Gulch Between South Platte River and Turtle Lake", by Ayres Associates, dated January 2017
  2. "Flood Hazard Area Delineation Report, Big Dry Creek, Downstream of County Line Road", by RESPEC, dated February 2018
  3. "Flood Hazard Area Delineation, Grange Hall Creek and Tributaries", by RESPEC, dated June 2018
3. New Prequalification Loans
   Finance Section
  1. Schneider Ditch Company – Schneider Ditch Diversion Structure Replacement
4. Change to Existing WSRF Grant
   Finance Section
  1. City of Lamar – Repurposing of Wells 12 and 13