2022 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 2022 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: [3/16/21]
Instream Flow Appropriations

Water
Division
Stream Name Supporting Documentation Recommending
Entity
County

Status  

1

Garber Creek
(Confl. North & South Garber Creeks to confl. West Plum Creek)

Preliminary Recommendation CPW Douglas Active
1

Herman Gulch (Increase)
(Headwaters to confl. Clear Creek)

Preliminary Recommendation CPW Clear Creek Active
1

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

Preliminary Recommendation CPW and Park County Park Active
1 Sulzer Gulch
(Headwaters to confl. Big Thompson River)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW and Larimer County Dept. of Natural Resources Larimer Active
1 Unnamed Tributary to Duck Creek
(Outlet of Lower Square Lake to Inlet Duck Lake)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Clear Creek Active
1 West Plum Creek
(Headwaters to confl. East Plum Creek)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Douglas Active
2 Cottonwood Creek
(Headwaters to F. Keuhn Ditch No. 2 headgate)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Custer Active
2 Cottonwood Creek
(Confl. Salt Creek to Giem Ditch headgate)
  BLM Fremont Active
2 East Gulch
(Confl. Antelope Gulch to confl. Arkansas River)
  BLM Fremont Active
4 Beaver Dams Creek
(Headwaters to confl. East Fork Dry Creek)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Ouray Active
4 Big A Creek
(Headwaters to confl. Red Canyon Creek)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Montrose Active
4

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

  BLM Montrose Active
4 Cunningham Creek
(Headwaters to confl. WF Terror Creek)
  CPW Delta Candidate*
4 Curecanti Creek (Increase)
(Headwaters to confl. Morrow Point Reservoir)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Gunnison Active
4 East Fork Dry Creek
(Headwaters to confl. Beaver Dams Creek)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Montrose, Ouray Active
4 East Muddy Creek
(Confl. Lee Creek to confl. West Muddy Creek)
Recommendation Letter BLM Gunnison Active
4

Goat Creek
(Headwaters to confl. Beaver Creek)

Recommendation Letter BLM San Miguel  Active
4 Italian Creek
(Confl. South Italian Creek to confl. Taylor River)
Recommendation Letter HCCA Gunnison Active
4 Kelly Creek
(Headwaters to confl. Red Canyon Creek)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Montrose Active
4

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

Preliminary Recommendation CPW Gunnison Candidate*
4 Little Cimarron River
(Butte Ditch headgate to confl. Cimarron River)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Gunnison, Montrose Candidate*
4 Lottis Creek
(Headwaters to confl. Taylor Creek)
Recommendation Letter HCCA Gunnison Active
4 Main Hubbard Creek
(headwaters to Overland Ditch)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Delta Active
4 Middle Hubbard Creek
(headwaters to Overland Ditch)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Delta Active
4

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

  BLM Montrose Active
4 Pine Creek
(Headwaters to confl. Morrow Point Reservoir)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Gunnison Active
4 Potter Creek (Increase)
(U.S. Forest Service Property Boundary to confl. Monitor Creek)
  BLM Montrose Active
4 Potter Creek (Increase)
(Confl. Monitor Creek to confl. Roubideau Creek)
  BLM Montrose Active
4 Red Canyon
(Headwaters to confl. Big A Creek)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Montrose Active
4 Sink Creek   CPW   Candidate*
4 Spring Creek
(Headwaters to Crabtree Ditch Headgate)

Recommendation Letter

BLM

Montrose Active
4 West Hubbard Creek
(Headwaters to Overland Ditch)
Preliminary Recommendation BLM Delta Active
4 West Muddy Creek
(Confl. Ault Creek to confl. East Muddy Creek)
Recommendation Letter BLM Gunnison Active
4 Uncompahgre River   CPW Ouray Candidate*
5 Kinney Creek
(Headwaters to confl. McQuery Cr)
Preliminary Recommendation BLM Grand Active
5 Rock Creek
(Headwaters to confl. Colorado River)
Preliminary Recommendation BLM Grand Active
5 Spruce Creek (increase)
(Headwaters to confl. Hoagland Canal hdgt)
Preliminary Recommendation BLM Grand,
Summit
Active
6 Bear Creek
(Headwaters to confl. NF White River)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Garfield Active
6 Big Fish Creek
(Headwaters to confl. NF White River)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Garfield Active
6 Deep Creek
(Headwaters to confl. Streamboat Lake)
Recommendation Letter BLM Routt Active
6 East Marvine Creek
(Headwaters to confl. Marvine Creek)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Rio Blanco Active
6 Hauskins Creek
(Headwaters to confl. NF White River)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Garfield Active
6 Hill Creek
(Headwaters to Hill Creek Ditch #2 &#3 hdgt.)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Rio Blanco Active
6 Lynx Creek 
(Headwaters to confl. NF White River)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Garfield Active
6 Milk Creek
(Confl. Wilson Creek to confl. Yampa River)
Recommendation Letter

BLM

Moffat Active
6 Mirror Creek
(Headwaters to confl. NF White River)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Rio Blanco Active
6 Paradise Creek
(Headwaters to Paradise Ponds diversion hdgt.)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Garfield, Rio Blanco Active
6

Piceance Creek 
(Headwaters to confl. unnamed tributary)

Recommendation Letter

BLM

Garfield, Rio Blanco Active
6

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

Recommendation Letter

BLM

Rio Blanco Active
6 Picket Pin Creek
(Headwaters to confl. NF White River)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Garfield Active
6 South Fork White River
(Flat Tops Wilderness Boundary to confl. Swede Creek)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Rio Blanco Active
6 Watson Creek
(Confl. Moody Creek to Hardscrabble Ditch hdgt)
Recommendation Letter BLM Routt Active

*Candidate indicates that the segment is under investigation for a future ISF recommendation, but has not been formally noticed and will not be brought to the board in January 2022 

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