Board Meeting | January 24-25, 2022 (Virtual Only)

Event Details

A meeting of the CWCB will be held on Monday, January 24, 2022 commencing at 9:00 AM and continuing through Tuesday, January 25, 2022. The meeting will be held virtually on Zoom and live streamed on YouTube.

The CWCB posts notice 30 days in advance of each regularly scheduled meeting.  Notices for special meetings are posted on the website typically within five business days and not less than 24 hours of such a meeting.  Notices of regular and special meetings may also be received by email. To receive notices by email please visit: https://dwr.state.co.us/Portal/Login/.

Although dates and times are indicated in this notice and in the following agenda, the CWCB may address and take action on noticed items in any order.  Any known changes to the agenda will be announced at the beginning of the meeting.  This notice, any late notice(s) of additional items, and briefing memos prepared for the CWCB will be  on our website at https://cwcb.colorado.gov/.

The CWCB’s meetings are made available through live audio/video streaming on YouTube (Monday, January 24 and Tuesday, January 25 links available), although Board workshops are not.

The CWCB encourages citizens to express their views and provide feedback to the Board on the agenda items. The CWCB encourages citizens to express their views and provide feedback to the Board on the agenda items. This can be done by filling out this form, by sending a letter to a Board member or to the Chair of the Board, or by attending the meeting. If you want to make a public comment during the meeting you must fill out a comment sheet prior to the meeting date and email it to the Board Coordinator. The Board will appreciate hearing your views when it reaches that agenda item. If you have any questions, need special accommodations as a result of a disability, or require further information on any CWCB activity, please contact Viola Bralish at 303-866-3441, ext. 3206. All programs, services, and activities of the CWCB are operated in compliance with the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Meeting Agenda
Monday, January 24, 2022
  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 November 17-18, 2021 Board Meeting Minutes
 9:07 – 9:10   3. Approve and/or Remove Consent Agenda Items
9:10 Board Meeting Dates in 2022
  1. March 15 & 16 – TBD
  2. May 18 & 19  – TBD
  3. July 20 & 21 – TBD
  4. September 21 & 22 – TBD
  5. November 16 & 17 – TBD
 9:10 -10:10  4. Directors’ Reports
  1. DNR Executive Director/IBCC Director
  2. CWCB Director
  3. Agriculture Commissioner
  4. State Engineer
  5. Division of Parks and Wildlife Director
  6. Water Resource and Power Development Authority
 10:10-10:20      5.  Financial Matters – Construction Fund and Severance Tax Perpetual Base Fund
        Finance Section
  1. Financial Projections and Cash Management Report
 10:20-10:45  6.  Water Project Loans 
        Finance Section
  1. Town of Dove Creek – Reservoir No. 2
  2. Triview Metropolitan District – Stonewall Springs Reservoir Complex
 10:45-11:00 Morning Break
 11:00-11:10 7. Change to Existing Loan
        Finance Section
  1. City of Victor – Victor Reservoir No. 2 Dam Rehabilitation
 11:10-11:25 8. 2022 Projects Bill Summary  
       Finance Section
 11:25-12:05 9. Colorado River Updates
        Interstate, Federal, and Water Information Section
 12:05-12:20 10. Water Conservation and Drought Updates
        Water Supply Planning Section
 12:20-1:20 LUNCH
 1:20-1:40 11. Colorado Weather Modification Program Update
         Interstate, Federal, and Water Information Section
 1:40-1:55 12. WSRF - Change of Scope to the "Schaefer Farms Conservation Easement” Grant
         Water Supply Planning Section
 1:55-2:40 13. Colorado Watershed Restoration Program, Grant Funding Recommendations
          Watershed and Flood Protection Section
  1. Rocky Mountain Field Institute – Enhancing Watershed Resiliency in the Pike National Forest through the Implementation of Multi-Year and Multi-Faceted Watershed Health Improvement Projects
  2. River Science – Big Cottonwood Long-Term Recovery & Restoration
  3. Boulder Watershed Collective – Resilient Headwaters Planning Project
  4. Left Hand Watershed Center – Multi-Benefit Projects and Tools for Increasing Watershed Resilience in the St. Vrain
  5. RiversEdge West – Grand Valley Fluvial Hazard Mapping and Riparian Coordination
  6.  City of Glenwood Springs – Three Mile Creek Confluence Restoration Project
  7. Rio Grande Headwaters Restoration Project – Rio Grande Corridor Restoration Project at Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge
  8. Conservation Legacy – Dolores Restoration Project Implementation and Support
  9. Colorado Watershed Assembly – Development of High Resolution Wetland Maps for Colorado Using Machine Learning Techniques
  10. River Network – Stream Management Plan Peer Learning Network 2022-24
  11. Purgatoire Watershed Partnership – Purgatoire River Integrated Water Management Planning Phase 2
  12. Learning By Doing – Grand County Stream Management Plan Update Phase 1
  13. River Network – West Plum Creek Stream Management Plan, Phase 1
  14. Mancos Conservation District – Mancos Watershed Stream Management Plan Phase II
 2:40-2:55  Afternoon BREAK
 2:55-3:00 14.  Attorney General’s Report, Legal Briefing, and Executive Session
 3:00-3:25 15.  Executive Session
  1. South Platte River Matters
 3:25-3:30 16.  Report from Executive Session
 3:30-3:40 17.  Request for Authorization to Proceed to Trials in Stipulated Opposition Cases:
           Stream and Lake Protection Section
  1. Case No. 18CW3090 (Water Division 1): Application of the City of Westminster
  2. Case No. 19CW3061 (Water Division 2): Application of Thomas H. Smith
  3. Case No. 16CW3040 (Water Division 5): Application of Everist Land Holdings, LLC and the Town of Silverthorne This agenda item has been removed
 3:40-4:40 18.  Proposed Temporary Acquistions for Instream Flow Use
            Stream and Lake Protection Section
  1. Proposed Lease of Ruedi Reservoir Water for Instream Flow Use on the Fryingpan River and the 15-Mile Reach of the Colorado River, Water Division 5 (2nd Meeting)
  2. Proposed Renewable Temporary Loan of Lake Avery (aka Big Beaver Creek Reservoir) Water for Instream Flow Use on Big Beaver Creek and The White River, Water Division 6 (2nd Meeting)
  3. Proposed Renewable Temporary Lease of Stagecoach Reservoir Water for Instream Flow Use on the Upper Yampa River, Water Division 6 (1st Meeting)
  4. Proposed Renewable Temporary Lease of Water from Several Ditches for Instream Flow Use on Tomichi Creek, Water Division 4 (1st Meeting)
4:40-5:00 19.  2022 Instream Flow Appropriations in Water Divsions 4, 5, and 6  
         Stream and Lake Protection Section
  RECESS
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
 9:00 – 10:30 20.      Basin Directors’ Reports
  1. Gunnison River Basin Director’s Report
  2. North Platte River Basin Director’s Report
  3. South Platte River Basin Director’s Report
  4. Arkansas River Basin Director’s Report 
  5. City and County of Denver Director’s Report 
  6. Rio Grande River Basin Director’s Report 
  7. Yampa-White River Basin Director’s Report
  8. Colorado River (Mainstem) Basin Director’s Report 
  9. San Juan/San Miguel-Dolores River Basin Director’s Report 
 10:30 –10:45 Morning BREAK
 10:45-11:05 21.  A Problem for All Takes All to Solve. Leaders from the Rocky Mountain Restoration Initiative Share Landscape-Level Accomplishments and Program Updates
     Kate McIntire, National Wild Turkey Federation
     Lauren Ris, CWCB
 11:05-11:20 22.  2022 Species Conservation Trust Fund Eligibility List Approval
         Interstate, Federal, and Water Information Section
 
 11:20-4:00 23. Colorado Water Plan Workshop
       Water Supply Planning Section
 4:00 ADJOURN 
 

CWCB Consent Agenda January 24-25, 2022

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 during the meeting or at the next meeting, with action taken after discussion of the item. If a member of the CWCB requests further consideration of an item on the Consent Agenda that pertains to a pending or imminent court action, the matter will be withdrawn from the Consent Agenda and may be discussed during executive session of the same meeting, and any action on that item will be taken in public session. 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

Staff recommends the Board ratify CWCB’s filing of the following Statements of Opposition:

  1. Case No. 21CW0005 (Water Division 5): Application of Summit Land Co.
  2. Case No. 21CW3087 (Water Division 5): Application of Merriman Living Trust dated  August 27, 2007, as amended
  3. Case No. 21CW3125 (Water Division 5): Application of Mystery Ranch LLC
  4. Case No. 21CW3132 (Water Division 5): Application of Eagle-Vail Metropolitan District
     
2.  Flood Plain Designations
          Watershed and Flood Protection Section
  1. “Flood Insurance Study, Adams County and Incorporated Areas”, by FEMA, dated December 2, 2021
  2. “Flood Insurance Study, Douglas County and Incorporated Areas”, by FEMA, dated December 2, 2021
  3. “Flood Insurance Study, Rio Blanco County and Incorporated Areas ", by FEMA, dated December 2, 2021
  4. “Flood Hazard Area Delineation, Niver Creek, Tributary L, and Tributary M”, by Jacobs Engineering Group, dated August 2021
3.   Change to Existing Grants
            Finance Section
  1. Water Plan Grant – Change of Grantee - Colorado’s Rio Grande Basin Water Cooperative Project
  2. Technical Assistance for Federal Cost-Share Grant – Grant Increase – Rocky Mountain Farmers Union – Natural Working Land Climate Solutions Coordination for Water Resource Co-Benefits
4. Technical Assistance for Federal Cost-Share Grant (TAFC)
       Finance Section
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The CWCB encourages citizens to express their views and provide feedback to the Board on the agenda items. This can be done by sending a Public Comment Request form to Viola.Bralish@state.co.us, or by sending a letter to a Board member or to the Chair of the Board. The Board will appreciate hearing your views when it reaches that agenda item.

 

Need anything else?

If you have any questions, need special accommodations as a result of a disability, or require further information on any CWCB activity, please contact Viola Bralish at 303-866-3441, ext. 3206. All programs, services, and activities of the CWCB are operated in compliance with the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).