(HYBRID) Board Meeting | May 17-18, 2022

Event Details

A meeting of the CWCB will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 commencing at 9:00 AM and continuing through Wednesday, May 18, 2022. The meeting will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel 550 Village Road Breckenridge 80424 and virtually on Zoom.

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, although Board workshops are not. To listen to the proceedings, find links to either day's meeting on the right sidebar.

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. 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
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
 9:00-9:02 CWCB Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance
 9:02-9:05 1. Board Appointments
 9:05-9:07 2. Review and Approve Agenda
 9:07-9:10   3. Review and Approve March 15 & 16, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes
 9:10-9:15  4. Approve and/or Remove Consent Agenda Items
 9:15

Board Meeting Dates in 2022

  1. July 20 & 21 – Steamboat Springs
  2. September 20 & 21 – Durango
  3. November 16 & 17 – Denver
 9:15-10:15  5. 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
 10:15-10:25      6. Financial Matters – Construction Fund and Severance Tax Perpetual Base Fund
        Finance Section
  1. Financial Projections and Cash Management Report
 10:25-10:40 Morning Break
 10:40-10:50 7. New Loan
        Finance Section
a.    City of Grand Junction – Kannah Creek Flowline Replacement
 10:50-11:00 8. Change to Existing Loan
        Finance Section
a.    City of Grand Junction – Carson Reservoir Dam Rehabilitation
 11:00-11:20 9. Severance Tax Operational Fund Approvals
      Finance Section
 11:20-11:50 10. Severance Tax Operational Fund – Policy 18 
       Finance Section
 11:50-11:55

11.  WSRF Grant Applications
           Water Supply Planning Section

Water Supply Reserve Fund Application Grants at the May 2022 CWCB Board Meeting

Basin(s) Applicant Name of Water Activity Total Request
North Platte Owl Mountain Partnership Jackson County Structures for Water Control $203,718
 11:55-12:15 12. Water Plan Grant, Environmental and Recreation Category – Criteria Update
       Watershed and Flood Protection Section
 12:15-1:15 LUNCH
 1:15-1:30 13. South Platte River – South Metro Fire District Easement 
        Watershed and Flood Protection Section
 1:30-2:00 14. FY 22-23 Funding for Water Plan Grant Categories
        Operations Section
 2:00-2:15 

15. 2022 ISF Appropriations 
       Stream and Lake Protection Section

a.  Final Action on Uncontested 2022 Instream Flow Appropriations: Italian Creek and Lottis Creek (Water Division 4), Kinney Creek (Water Division 5), and Watson Creek (Water Division 6)

b.  Final Action on Uncontested 2022 Instream Flow Appropriations: Spruce Creek (Water Division 5)

c.  Final Action Uncontested 2022 Instream Flow Appropriations: Spring Creek (Water Division 4)

 2:15-2:30 16. Proposed Renewal of Ute Water Conservancy District Lease of Ruedi Water for Instream Flow Use in the 15-Mile Reach (Water Divisions 5)
        Stream and Lake Protection Section
 2:30-2:50 17. Water Education Colorado’s Work Plan – Annual Allocation
        Water Supply Planning Section
 2:50-3:05 Afternoon BREAK
 3:05-3:10 18. Attorney General’s Report, Legal Briefing, and Executive Session
 3:10-4:10 19. Executive Session
  1. Litigation Fund Request
  2. Colorado River Interstate Matters
  3. Conflicts of Interest
  4. South Platte River Matters
 4:10-4:15 20. Report from Executive Session
 4:15-4:25

21. FY 23 Litigation Fund Request

      Memo

      Budget

 4:25-4:55 22. Colorado River Updates
       Interstate, Federal, and Water Information Section
 4:55-5:10 23. Public Comment
 5:10  RECESS
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
 8:30-10:00 24. 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 Presentation by 5th Grade Students from Louisville Elementary

A group of 5th graders researched challenges with demand and supply as it relates to the CO River Basin. Students were assigned a stakeholder (farmer, recreationist, resident, business owner, etc) and asked to research and present on their stakeholder's water challenges and proposed solutions. 

 10:10 –10:25 Morning BREAK
 10:25-10:40 25. Water Plan Update
         Water Supply Planning Section
 10:40-4:55

26. Colorado Water Plan and Water Resiliency Workshop 

Working Lunch during workshop

 4:55 ADJOURN
 

CWCB Consent Agenda May 17 - 18, 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. 22CW3014 (Water Division 5): Application of The Town of Eagle
  2. Case No. 22CW3017 (Water Division 5): Application of MC McLain Flats LLC

2. Change to Existing Grant
         Stream & Lake Protection Section

  1. Water Plan Grant Revision to Scope of Work – Upper Rio Grande Environmental Restoration and Recreation Infrastructure Improvements by the Rio Grande Watershed Emergency Action Coordination Team (RWEACT)

3. HB1051 Reporting Guidelines 
           Water Supply Planning Section

4.  Diane Hoppe Memorial Scholarship
           Administration & Operation Section

 5.  Floodplain Designation
          Watershed and Flood Protection Section

  1. "Flood Insurance Study, Gilpin County, Colorado, and Incorporated Areas", by FEMA, dated April 6, 2022 
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Share feedback with the board

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).