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CWCB Appropriates Himes Creek Water Right to Protect Rediscovered Cutthroat Trout Population
The Colorado Water Conservation Board received a water court decree for an instream flow water right on Himes Creek, located in San Juan National Forest, to protect a rare population of Colorado River cutthroat trout...
Notice of Stakeholder Meeting on Instream Flow Rules Revisions to Implement House Bill 20-1157
The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) staff has drafted proposed revisions to the Rules Concerning Colorado's Instream Flow and Natural Lake Level Program (ISF Rules). The revisions to the ISF Rules will: (1) address the rulemaking requirements of HB20-1157; (2) update a reference to the CWCB's website; and (3) update references to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Governor Polis Activates Drought Plan and Task Force as Severe Drought Expands Across Southern, Eastern Regions
Governor Polis requested activation of Colorado’s Drought Task Force and Phase 2 of the State Drought Mitigation and Response Plan as drought conditions deepen, reaching more than 81% of the state, with severe and extreme drought conditions in 33% of the state...