Board Meeting | May 15-16, 2019

Event Details

This Colorado Water Conservation Board Meeting was held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM and continued through Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Western State College in Gunnison.

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Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, May 15, 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 March 20 & 21, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes
 9:07 – 9:10 3. Approve and/or Remove Consent Agenda Items
 9:10

4. Board Meeting Dates in 2019

  1. July 17 & 18                 Arkansas Basin
  2. September 17 - 19       Rio Grande Basin (includes date for Finance Meeting)
  3. 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 – 10:20 6.  Dianne Hoppe Memorial Scholarship
     Operations Section
 10:20 – 10:35 7. Bear Creek Lake Reallocation
    Interstate, Federal, and Water Information Section
 10:35 – 10:55  8. Colorado’s Decision Support Systems Update 
    Interstate, Federal, and Water Information Section
 10:55 – 11:10  Morning Break
 11:10 – 11:25  9. Paonia Dam Outlet Works Modification MOA Reallocation Request
    Interstate, Federal, and Water Information Section
11:25 – 11:45 10. Wild and Scenic Rivers Fund Annual Review
    Interstate, Federal, and Water Information Section
11:45 – 12:00 11. Weather Modification Update 
     Interstate, Federal, and Water Information and Watershed and Flood Protection Section

 

12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH
1:00 – 1:25 12. Colorado River Drought Contingency Planning and Demand Management Feasibility
   Interstate, Federal, and Water Information Section
1:25 – 1:35  13. Financial Matter – Construction Fund and Severance Tax Perpetual Base Fund
    Finance Section
  1. Financial Projections and Cash Management Report
1:35 – 2:00 

14. Water Project Loans
    Finance Section

  1. Town of Empire – Guanella Reservoir Storage Purchase
  2. Upper Platte & Beaver Canal Company - Diversion Structure Replacement
2:00 – 2:15 15.  Water Project Loans/Grants
     Finance Section
  1. Logan Irrigation District – Prewitt Reservoir Dredging
2:15 – 2:30  16. 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
2:30 – 2:45 17. Renewal of Ute Water Conservancy District Lease of Ruedi Water for Instream Flow Use in the 15-Mile Reach (Water Div. 5)
   Stream and Lake Protection Section
2:45 – 2:55 18. Final Action on Uncontested 2019 Instream Flow Appropriations in Water Divisions 2, 4, and 6
   Stream and Lake Protection Section
2:55 – 3:05 19. Contested 2019 Instream Flow Appropriations in Water Divisions 3, 6, and 7
   Stream and Lake Protection Section
3:05 – 3:15 20. Public Comment on 2019 Instream Flow Appropriation on Himes Creek, Water Division 7
   Stream and Lake Protection Section
3:15 – 3:20  21.  Attorney General’s Report, Legal Briefing, and Executive Session
3:20 – 3:35   Afternoon BREAK
3:35 – 5:05  22. Executive Session
  1. Instream Flow Protective Terms and Conditions
  2. Conflict of Interest Guidance
  3. Colorado River
    1. Demand Management/DCP
    2. Aspinall Unit Operations
    3. Basin Fund MOA
  4. Rio Grande
    1. Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado, Orig. 141
  5. Hill v. Warsewa f. Republican River
    1. Compact Rulemaking
  6. Litigation Funding
5:05 – 5:10 23. Report from Executive Session
5:10 – 5:30 24. Litigation Fund
Interstate, Federal, and Water Information Section
  1. Annual Report
  2. Litigation Fund Request
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Thursday, May 16, 2019
8:30 – 10:00 13. 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
10:00 – 10:10 14. Attorney General’s Report, Legal Briefing, Update from Hearing Officer on Contested Trout Creek Instream Flow Appropriation, and Executive Session
10:10 – 10:25 Morning BREAK
10:25 – 12:10 15. Executive Session
  1. Colorado River Compact Compliance Study
  2. Colorado River LTEMP Litigation
  3. Rio Grande – Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado Update
  4. Stockwatering Uses Claimed Under Section 37-92-102(3)(b), C.R.S.
  5. Case No. 16CW3193 (Water Division 1) - Application of United States of America
12:10 – 12:15 16. Report from Executive Session
12:15 – 1:15 LUNCH
1:15 – 1:30 17. Water Supply Reserve Fund Applications
Water Supply Planning Section
  Basin Applicant Water Activity

a

Yampa/White/Green Yampatika Outdoor Awareness Association Yampa White Green Rivers K-12 Curriculum

b

Colorado Roy and Shawna Fazzi Fazzi Washout Pipeline

c

Colorado Missouri Heights Mountain Meadow Ditch Company Irrigation Pipeline Final Phase B2
1:30 – 1:45 18. Water Efficiency Grant Fund – Application from Western Resource Advocates
Water Supply Planning Section
1:45 – 2:15 19. Weather Modification Update
Interstate, Federal, and Water Section
2:15 – 2:20 20. Bureau of Reclamation WaterSMART Applied Science Grant (seeking resolution)
Interstate, Federal, and Water Section
2:20 – 2:35 21. Alternative Transfer Method Program Development and Planning Project
Interstate, Federal, and Water Section
2:35 – 2:55 22. Alternative Agricultural Transfer Method Grant Program, Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District
Interstate, Federal, and Water Section
a. Super Ditch Operations and Administrative Program
b. Ag-Municipal Conservation Easement Demonstration
2:55-3:10 Afternoon Break
3:10 – 4:10 23. Stockwatering Uses Claimed Under Section 37-92-102(3)(b), C.R.S.
Stream and Lake Protection Section
4:10 – 4:20 24. Request for Authorization to Proceed to Trial, Case No. 16CW3193, (Water Division 1) - Application of United States of America
Stream and Lake Protection Section
4:20 – 4:35 25. Proposed Lease of Water for Use in the 15-Mile Reach of the Colorado River, Water Division 5
Stream and Lake Protection Section
4:35 – 4:45 26. Notice of Recommended 2020 Instream Flow Appropriations in Water Divisions 1, 2, 4, and 6
Stream and Lake Protection Section
4:45 – 4:55 27. Proposed Revision to Appropriation Dates of Disappointment Creek Instream Flow Appropriations, Water Division 7
Stream and Lake Protection Section
4:55 ADJOURN
   
 
CWCB Consent Agenda November 20 & 21, 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. 19CW3154 (Water Division 1): Application of Mountain Mutual Reservoir Company
  2. Case No. 19CW3045 (Water Division 4): Application of Rehoboth Land Partners, LLC
  3. Case No. 19CW3112 (Water Division 5): Application of Highland Investment Co., LLC
  4. Case No. 19CW3017 (Water Division 6): Application of Yellow Jacket Water Conservancy District
  1. Floodplain Designations
    Watershed and Flood Protection Section
    1. “Flood Insurance Study, Adams County, Colorado and Incorporated Communities", by FEMA, dated September 2018.
    2. "Flood Insurance Study, Arapahoe County, Colorado and Incorporated Communities", by FEMA, dated September 2018.
    3. "Flood Insurance Study, Summit County, Colorado and Incorporated Communities", by FEMA, dated November 2018.
    4. "Flood Insurance Study, Morgan County, Colorado and Incorporated Communities", by FEMA, dated April 2018.
    5. "Flood Insurance Study, El Paso County, Colorado and Incorporated Communities", by FEMA, dated December 2018.
    6. "Flood Insurance Study, City and County of Denver, Colorado", by FEMA, dated September 2018.
    7. "Flood Insurance Study, Chaffee County, Colorado and Incorporated Communities", December 2017.

3. Changes to Water Plan Grants

4. Changes to Loan
a. Huerfano County Water Conservancy District - Regional Augmentation Project

 

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