2020 ISF Recommendations

Pursuant to ISF Rule 5, the Colorado Water Conservation Board is providing notice that the following streams are being considered for appropriation. The earliest these streams could be recommended to the CWCB Board is at the January 2020 meeting. Staff is evaluating these recommendations for completeness and accuracy and performing an independent review of water availability. Staff requests public comment on these recommendations and urges any interested parties to provide comments to Rob Viehl. Detailed information regarding these proposed instream flow appropriations can be obtained by clicking on the stakeholder recommendation in the table below. Staff will provide regular updates to this table as information is received and developed.

Last Updated: [10/25/2020]
Instream Flow Appropriations

Water
Division
Stream Name Supporting Documentation Stakeholder County Status      
1

Indian Creek
(Headwaters to conflu. Willow Culch)

 

CPW and Park County

Park Postponed
1

McCurdy Creek
(Headwaters to confl. Lost Lake)

  CPW and Park County Park Postponed
1

North Fork Little Thompson River 
(Unnamed trib to confl. Little Thompson River)

  CPW and Larimer County Dept. of Natural Resources Larimer Postponed
1

Platte Gulch
(Headwaters to confl. Middle Fork South Platte)

  CPW and Park County Park Postponed
1

Spring Canyon
(Headwaters to confl. Middle Fork South Platte River)

  CPW and Park County Park Postponed
1 Sulzer Gulch
(Headwaters to confl. Big Thompson River)
  CPW and Larimer County Dept. of Natural Resources Clear Creek Postponed
1 Unnamed Tributary to Duck Creek
(Outlet of Upper Square Top Lake to Inlet Lower Square Top Lake Lake)
  CPW Clear Creek Withdrawn
1 Unnamed Tributary to Duck Creek
(Outlet of Lower Square Lake to Inlet Duck Lake)
  CPW Clear Creek Postponed
2

Cucharas Creek 
(Highway 12 Bridge to Confl. SF Cucharas Creek)

  CPW Huerfano Postponed
2 Cucharas River
(Hwy 12 Bridge to Confl. Middle Creek)
  CPW Huerfano Postponed
2 Cucharas River
(Confl. Middle Creek to Confl. Wahatoya Creek)
  CPW Huerfano Postponed
2 East Fork Arkansas River 
(Headwaters to Confl. Chalk Creek)

Recommendation

BLM

 

Lake Postponed
2 Indian Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Middle Creek)
  CPW Huerfano Postponed
2 Iowa Gulch 
(Headwaters to Iowa Gulch Intake)

Recommendation

CWCB Executive Summary

BLM Lake Intent to Appropriate Formed
2 Wahatoya Creek
(Headwaters to Cucharas Creek)
  CPW Huerfano Postponed
4

Cement Creek (Increase)
(Headwaters to Confl. East River)

Recommendation

CWCB Executive Summary

HCCA

 

Gunnison Intent to Appropriate Formed
4

Cottonwood Creek (Increase)
(Hawkins Ditch Hdgt. to Confl. Roubideau Creek)

  BLM Montrose Active
4 Cow Creek
(USFS Property Boundary to confl. Uncompahgre River)
  CPW Ouray Postponed
4 Gold Creek 
(Tarkington Ditch hdgt. to Quartz Creek)
Recommendation

HCCA

Gunnison Postponed
4 Kelso Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Bear Gulch)

Recommendation

CWCB Executive Summary

CPW Mesa Intent to Appropriate Formed
4

Little Cimarron River (increase)
(Confl. Van Boxel Creek to Butte Ditch Hdgt)

  CPW Gunnison, Montrose Postponed
4

Monitor Creek
(U.S. Forest Service Property Boundary to Confl. Potter Creek)

  BLM Montrose Active
4

Naturita Creek (Increase)
(Headwaters to Norwood Road Crossing)

Recommendation

BLM

San Miguel Postponed
4

Naturita Creek 
(Norwood Road Crossing to Confl. San Miguel River)

Recommendation

BLM

Montrose, San Miguel Postponed
4 Pine Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Morrow Point Reservoir)
  CPW Gunnison Postponed
4 Potter Creek (Increase)
(U.S. Forest Service Property Boundary to Confl. Roubideau Creek)
  BLM Montrose Active
4 Spring Creek
(Headwaters to Crabtree Ditch Headgate)

Recommendation

CWCB Executive Summary

BLM

Montrose Active
4 Spring Creek (Increase)
(Confl. Rocky Brook Creek to Confl. Bear Creek)

Recommendation

CWCB Executive Summary

HCCA

Gunnison Intent to Appropriate Formed
4 Spring Creek (Increase)
(Confl. Bear Creek to Confl. Taylor River)

Recommendation

CWCB Executive Summary

HCCA

Gunnison Intent to Appropriate Formed
6 Bear creek
(Headwaters to Confl. NF White River)
  CPW Garfield Postponed
6 Big Fish Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. NF White River)
  CPW Garfield Postponed
6 East Marvine Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Marvine Creek)
  CPW Rio Blanco Postponed
6 Hauskins Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. NF White River)
  CPW Garfield Postponed
6 Hill Creek
(Headwaters to Hill Creek Ditch #2 &#3 hdgt.)
  CPW Rio Blanco Postponed
6 Lynx Creek 
(Headwaters to Confl. NF White River)
  CPW Garfield Postponed
6 Milk Creek
(Confl. Wilson Creek to Confl. Yampa River)
Recommendation

BLM

Moffat Postponed
6 Mirror Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. NF White River)
  CPW Rio Blanco Postponed
6

Morapos Creek 
(Headwaters to Confl. Williams Fork)

  CPW Moffatt, Rio Blanco

Postponed

6

Pagoda Creek 
(Headwaters to Confl. SF Williams Fork)

  CPW Rio Blanco Postponed
6 Paradise Creek
(Headwaters to Paradise Ponds diversion hdgt.)
  CPW Garfield, Rio Blanco Postponed
6

Piceance Creek 
(Headwaters to Confl. unnamed tributary)

Recommendation

BLM

Garfield, Rio Blanco Postponed
6

Piceance Creek 
(Confl. unnamed tributary to Confl. Cow Creek)

Recommendation

BLM

Rio Blanco Postponed
6 Picket Pin Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. NF White River)
  CPW Garfield Postponed
6

Rough Creek 
(Headwaters to Confl. Poose Creek)

  CPW Rio Blanco Postponed
6 South Fork White River
(Flat Tops Wilderness Boundary to Confl. Swede Creek)
  CPW Rio Blanco Postponed
6

South Fork Williams Fork 
(Headwaters to Confl. Pagoda Creek)

  CPW Rio Blanco Postponed
6 South Fork Williams Fork 
(Confl. Beaver Creek to Confl. Williams Fork)
  CPW Routt Postponed
6

Unnamed Tributary to Bunker Creek
(Headwaters to Bunker Ditch hdgt.)

Recommendation

CWCB Executive Summary

BLM

Rio Blanco Postponed
6

Waddle Creek 
(Headwaters to Confl. Williams Fork)

  CPW Moffatt Postponed
6

Watson Creek 
(Confl. Moody Creek to Hardscrabble Ditch Hdgt.)

Recommendation

BLM

Routt Postponed
6

Williams Fork 
(Confl. Maropos Creek to Confl. Yampa River)

  CPW Moffatt Postponed
7

Burnett Creek 
(Headwaters to Confl. Dolores River)

  CPW Dolores Postponed
7

Grasshopper Creek 
(Headwaters to Confl. Animas River)

  CPW La Plata Postponed
7 Little Taylor Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Taylor Creek)
  Dolores River Anglers Montezuma Postponed
7

Marguerite Creek 
(Headwaters to Confl. Dolores River)

  CPW Dolores Postponed
7 Rincon La Vaca Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Los Pinos River)
  CPW Hinsdale Postponed
7

Rio Lado 
(Headwaters to confl. Dolores River)

  USFS Montezuma Withdrawn
7 Ryman Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Dolores River)
  Dolores River Anglers Montezuma Postponed
7 Tenderfoot Creek
(Headwaters to Confl. Dolores River)
  Dolores River Anglers Montezuma Postponed
7

Vallecito Creek 
(Outlet of Vallecito Lake to Wilderness Boundary)

  USFS La Plata, San Juan Withdrawn
7 Wildcat Creek (Increase)
(Headwaters to Confl. Dolores River)
  Dolores River Anglers Dolores, Montezuma Postponed

BLM: Bureau of Land Management
CPW: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
HCCA: High Country Conservation Advocates
USFS: U.S. Forest Service