Board Meeting | July 17-18, 2019

Event Details

This Colorado Water Conservation Board Meeting was held on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 starting at 9:00 AM and continued through Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville.

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Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
 9:00 – 9:02 CWCB Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance
 9:02 – 9:05 1. Review and Approve Agenda
 9:05 – 9:07 2. Review and Approve May 15 & 16, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes
 9:07 – 9:10 3. Approve and/or Remove Consent Agenda Items

4. Board Meeting Dates in 2019

  1. September 17 - 19       Rio Grande Basin
    (includes date for Finance Meeting)
  2. November 20 & 21       Denver Metro
 9:10 – 10:10 5. Directors’ Reports
  1. DNR Executive Director
  2. IBCC Director
  3. Agriculture Commissioner
  4. CWCB Director
  5. State Engineer
  6. Division of Parks and Wildlife Director
  7. Water Resource and Power Development Authority
 10:10 – 10:30 6. Rocky Mountain Fen Research Project
Interstate, Federal & Water Information Section
 10:30 – 10:50 7. Rainwater Harvesting Pilot Projects:  Regional Factor Development
Water Supply Planning Section
 10:50 – 11:05 Morning Break
 11:05 – 11:35 8. WSRF Grant Applications


Agenda Item Basin Applicant Water Activity
a South Platte | Metro Colorado Corn Administrative Committee Historical Analysis of South Platte River Salinity to Identify Severity, Trends, and Potential Sources – Amended Grant Request
b Metro Arapahoe Water and Wastewater Authority  Chambers Reservoir Rehabilitation Project – Phase 1
c Colorado Learning By Doing, Inc Design of Hammond Ditch Improvements
d Colorado Charles F. Perry The Toponas Project
e North Platte Owl Mountain Partnership Jackson County Water Structure Improvement Project #2
f North Platte Crosby Creek Ranch LLC  Ross Reservoir Repair
11:35 – 11:45 9. Financial Matter – Construction Fund and Severance Tax Perpetual Base Fund
Finance Section
  Financial Projections and Cash Management Report
11:45 – 12:05 10. Water Project Loans
Finance Section
  1. Taylor & Gill Ditch Company – Ditch Piping
  2. Hidden Valley Water District – Master Water Meter Connection
12:05 – 12:35 11. Water Project Loans/Grants
Finance Section
  1. Lower Arkansas Water Management Association – West Farm Gravel Pit Storage Purchase
12:35 – 1:35 LUNCH
1:35 – 1:55 12. Arkansas River Decision Support System Update
Interstate, Federal, and Water Information Section
1:55 – 2:15

13. Alternative Transfer Method Grant Program – City of Aspen, Upper Roaring Fork ATM Project, Phase 1
Interstate, Federal, and Water Information Section

2:15 – 2:30 14. 2019 Instream Flow Appropriation
Stream and Lake Protection Section
  1. Himes Creek, Water Division 7 - Final Action
  2. Trout Creek, Water Division 6 and Disappointment Creek (Upper & Lower Segments) Water Division 7 - Update
2:30 – 2:50 15. Contested ISF Hearing Process Overview
Attorney General’s Office
2:50 – 2:55 16. Attorney General’s Report, Legal Briefing, and Executive Session
2:55 – 3:10 BREAK
3:10 – 4:40 17. Executive Session
  1. City of Boulder Water Delivery Agreement from Gross Reservoir for Instream Flow Use in South Boulder Creek
  2. Chatfield Reallocation Shares – Terms of Sale
  3. Colorado River
    1. Compact Compliance Study
    2. Upper Basin Fund MOA
    3. Aspinall Operations
4:40 – 4:45 18. Report from Executive Session
4:45 – 5:00 19. City of Boulder Water Delivery Agreement from Gross Reservoir for Instream Flow Use in South Boulder Creek (Water Div. 1)
 Stream and Lake Protection Section


Thursday, July 18, 2019
8:30 – 10:15 18. Basin Directors’ Reports
  1. Colorado River (Mainstem) Basin Director’s Report
  2. San Juan/San Miguel-Dolores River Basin Director’s Report
  3. Gunnison River Basin Director’s Report
  4. North Platte River Basin Director’s Report
  5. South Platte River Basin Director’s Report
  6. Arkansas River Basin Director’s Report
  7. City and County of Denver Director’s Report
  8. Rio Grande River Basin Director’s Report
  9. Yampa-White River Basin Director’s Report
10:15 – 10:30 Morning BREAK
10:30 CWCB Board and Interbasin Compact Committee (IBCC) Joint Meeting
10:30 – 10:45  Welcome IBCC
10:45 – 11:30  Board and IBCC Introductions
11:30 – 12:15  LUNCH
12:15 – 12:35 21. Colorado River Drought Contingency Planning and Demand Management Feasibility
12:35 – 12:50 22. Demand Management Process and the IBCC
12:50 – 1:35 23. IBCC Demand Management Discussion Panel
1:35 – 1:45 BREAK
1:45 -3:45 24. Water Plan Technical Update Preliminary Release
3:45 – 4:00  BREAK
4:00 – 4:30 Insights, Tools, Recommendations and Next Steps
4:30 – 4:45  ADJOURN
CWCB Consent Agenda July 17-18, 2019
Matters may be placed on the Consent Agenda when the recommended action follows established policy or precedent, there has been a negotiated settlement, or the matter is uncontested and non-controversial. Staff provides memos to CWCB members explaining the matters on the Consent Agenda. Matters on the Consent Agenda are noticed for hearing in the same manner as other agenda items. If a member of the CWCB requests further consideration of an item on the Consent Agenda, the item will be withdrawn from the Consent Agenda and discussed at the end of the meeting or at the next meeting. The Consent Agenda may be voted on without reading or discussing individual items. Any CWCB member may request clarification about any matter on the Consent Agenda.
  1. Statements of Opposition    
      Stream & Lake Protection Section

    The Board will be asked to ratify Statements of Opposition that have been filed by staff to protect instream flow and natural lake level water rights and to protect CWCB’s exclusive authority to hold instream flow water rights in the following water court cases:

    1. Case No. 19CW3059 (Water Division 1): Application of North Weld County Water District and East Larimer County Water District
    2. Case No. 19CW0008 (Water Division 4):  Application of RoseAnne Guire and Jimmy R. Guire II
    3. Case No. 19CW3037 (Water Division 5):  Application of Eagle Valley Clean Energy, LLC
    4. Case No. 19CW3061 (Water Division 5):  Application of StarView Holdings, LLC
    5. Case No. 19CW3003 (Water Division 6):  Application of Exxon Mobil Corporation



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