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: [1/31/22]
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 Postponed until 2023
1

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

Preliminary Recommendation CPW Clear Creek Postponed until 2023
1

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

Preliminary Recommendation CPW and Park County Park Postponed until 2023
1 Sulzer Gulch
(Headwaters to confl. Big Thompson River)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW and Larimer County Dept. of Natural Resources Larimer Postponed until 2023
1 Unnamed Tributary to Duck Creek
(Outlet of Lower Square Lake to Inlet Duck Lake)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Clear Creek Postponed until 2023
1 West Plum Creek
(Headwaters to confl. East Plum Creek)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Douglas Postponed until 2023
2 Cottonwood Creek
(Headwaters to F. Keuhn Ditch No. 2 headgate)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Custer Postponed until 2023
2 Cottonwood Creek
(Confl. Salt Creek to Giem Ditch headgate)
  BLM Fremont Postponed until 2023
2 East Gulch
(Confl. Antelope Gulch to confl. Arkansas River)
  BLM Fremont Postponed until 2023
4 Beaver Dams Creek
(Headwaters to confl. East Fork Dry Creek)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Ouray Postponed until 2023
4 Big A Creek
(Headwaters to confl. Red Canyon Creek)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Montrose Postponed until 2023
4

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

  BLM Montrose Postponed until 2023
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 Postponed until 2023
4 East Fork Dry Creek
(Headwaters to confl. Beaver Dams Creek)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Montrose, Ouray Postponed until 2023
4 East Muddy Creek
(Confl. Lee Creek to confl. West Muddy Creek)
Recommendation Letter BLM Gunnison Postponed until 2023
4

Goat Creek
(Headwaters to confl. Beaver Creek)

Recommendation Letter BLM San Miguel  Postponed until 2023
4 Italian Creek
(Confl. South Italian Creek to confl. Taylor River)

Executive Summary

Supplementary Data

HCCA Gunnison

Intent to Appropriate
formed

4 Kelly Creek
(Headwaters to confl. Red Canyon Creek)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Montrose Postponed until 2023
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)

Executive Summary

Supplementary Data

HCCA Gunnison Intent to Appropriate
formed
4 Main Hubbard Creek
(headwaters to Overland Ditch)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Delta Postponed until 2023
4 Middle Hubbard Creek
(headwaters to Overland Ditch)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Delta Postponed until 2023
4

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

  BLM Montrose Postponed until 2023
4 Pine Creek
(Headwaters to confl. Morrow Point Reservoir)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Gunnison Postponed until 2023
4 Potter Creek (Increase)
(U.S. Forest Service Property Boundary to confl. Monitor Creek)
  BLM Montrose Postponed until 2023
4 Potter Creek (Increase)
(Confl. Monitor Creek to confl. Roubideau Creek)
  BLM Montrose Postponed until 2023
4 Red Canyon
(Headwaters to confl. Big A Creek)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Montrose Postponed until 2023
4 Sink Creek   CPW   Candidate*
4 Spring Creek
(Headwaters to Crabtree Ditch Headgate)

 

Executive Summary

Supplementary Data

 

BLM

Montrose Intent to Appropriate
formed
4 West Hubbard Creek
(Headwaters to Overland Ditch)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Delta Postponed until 2023
4 West Muddy Creek
(Confl. Ault Creek to confl. East Muddy Creek)
Recommendation Letter BLM Gunnison Postponed until 2023
4 Uncompahgre River   CPW Ouray Candidate*
5 Kinney Creek
(Headwaters to confl. McQuery Cr)

Executive Summary

Supplementary Data

BLM Grand Intent to Appropriate
​​​​​​​formed
5 Rock Creek
(Headwaters to confl. Colorado River)
Preliminary Recommendation BLM Grand Postponed until 2023
5 Spruce Creek (increase)
(Headwaters to confl. Hoagland Canal hdgt)

Executive Summary

Supplementary Data

BLM Grand,
Summit
Intent to Appropriate
​​​​​​​formed
6 Bear Creek
(Headwaters to confl. NF White River)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Garfield Postponed until 2023
6 Big Fish Creek
(Headwaters to confl. NF White River)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Garfield Postponed until 2023
6 Deep Creek
(Headwaters to confl. Streamboat Lake)

Executive Summary

Supplementary Data

BLM Routt Intent to Appropriate
​​​​​​​formed
6 East Marvine Creek
(Headwaters to confl. Marvine Creek)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Rio Blanco Postponed until 2023
6 Hauskins Creek
(Headwaters to confl. NF White River)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Garfield Postponed until 2023
6 Hill Creek
(Headwaters to Hill Creek Ditch #2 &#3 hdgt.)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Rio Blanco Postponed until 2023
6 Lynx Creek 
(Headwaters to confl. NF White River)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Garfield Postponed until 2023
6 Milk Creek
(Confl. Wilson Creek to confl. Yampa River)
Recommendation Letter

BLM

Moffat Postponed until 2023
6 Mirror Creek
(Headwaters to confl. NF White River)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Rio Blanco Postponed until 2023
6 Paradise Creek
(Headwaters to Paradise Ponds diversion hdgt.)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Garfield, Rio Blanco Postponed until 2023
6

Piceance Creek 
(Headwaters to confl. unnamed tributary)

Recommendation Letter

BLM

Garfield, Rio Blanco Postponed until 2023
6

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

Recommendation Letter

BLM

Rio Blanco Postponed until 2023
6 Picket Pin Creek
(Headwaters to confl. NF White River)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Garfield Postponed until 2023
6 South Fork White River
(Flat Tops Wilderness Boundary to confl. Swede Creek)
Preliminary Recommendation CPW Rio Blanco Postponed until 2023
6 Watson Creek
(Confl. Moody Creek to Hardscrabble Ditch hdgt)

Executive Summary

Supplementary Data

BLM Routt Intent to Appropriate
​​​​​​​formed

*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