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Criteria and Guidelines for Fallowing-Leasing Pilot Projects

CWCB Criteria and Guidelines for Fallowing-Leasing Pilot Projects

Final Criteria and Guidelines for Fallowing-Leasing Criteria (January 2016)

Board Approved Fallowing-Leasing Criteria (November 2013)

Colorado Springs Utilities Pilot Project

On November 16, 2018, the Lower Arkansas Valley Super Ditch Company, Inc. and the City of Colorado Springs, acting by and through its enterprise Colorado Springs Utilities submitted a Colorado Springs/Super Ditch Pilot Project Proposal pursuant to Section II.A of the Criteria and Guidelines for Fallowing Leasing Pilot Projects.

In response to comments, applicants submitted a revised proposal to CWCB on March 4, 2019. On March 21, 2019, the CWCBconsidered the Pilot Project in accordance with the requirements of the Criteria and Guidelines and adopted a resolution approving the Colorado Springs/Super Ditch Pilot Project Proposal for formal selection as an eligible project within the Arkansas River Basin.

On August 16th, 2019, applicants submitted a fallowing-leasing pilot project application pursuant to C.R.S. 37-60-115(8) for approval of a pilot project to begin operation in 2020. All parties may submit comments on the CS-U Pilot Project Application to CWCB within sixty (60) days (October 15, 2019).
Send written comments to: 
Colorado Water Conservation Board, 1313 Sherman Street, Room 721, Denver, CO 80203.

Comments may also be sent via email to Lauren Ris (cc Alexander Funk at alexander.funk@state.co.us) or by fax to (303) 866-4474.
 
Documents
 Colorado Springs Utilities Pilot Project Proposal  Notification Letter to CWCB
 Exhibit A - Super Ditch and CS-U Contract  Colorado Springs Utilities Pilot Project Application
 Exhibit B - Catlin Board Resolution (11/13/18)  Colorado Springs Utilities Pilot Project CWCB Transmittal Letter 
 Exhibit C - Maps of interested farmers - Catlin Canal  Colorado Springs Utilities Pilot Project Application Notification
 Exhibit D - Fort Lyon Letter of Intent  CSU-Pilot Project Appendix A - Figures
 Exhibit E - Ft. Lyon System Irrigated Lands
 Exhibit F - High Line Letter of Intent
 Exhibit G - Map of Lease Fallow Project
 Exhibit H - Super Ditch Board Resolution 11-13-2018
 Exhibit I - Letters of Interest from Catlin Canal Farmers
 Exhibit J - Catlin Carriage Agreement Extension
 Exhibit K - Schweizers Extension of Recharge Site Lease signed 2-13-2017
 Exhibit L - Recharge Site Lease Hanagan (Maddux)
Comments Meeting Info
 Colorado Beef - 12-14-2018
 Colorado Beef - 10-15-2019
 Pueblo West Metropolitan District
 Lower Arkansas Water Management Association
 Tri-State
 Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District
 Lower Arkansas Water Management Association’s Comments