Board Meeting | March 20-21, 2019

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Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, March 20, 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 January 28 & 29, 2019 Board Meeting
 9:07 – 9:10 3. Approve and/or Remove Consent Agenda Items

4. Board Meeting Dates in 2019

  1. May 15 & 16 Gunnison Basin
  2. July 17 & 18 Arkansas Basin
  3. September 17 - 19 Rio Grande Basin
    (includes date for Finance Meeting)
  4. 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. 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
 10:30 – 10:45 7. Request for Approval of Water Conservation Program on San
Miguel River

  Stream and Lake Protection Section
 10:45 – 10:55 8. Legislation Amending Section 37-83-105, C.R.S. (Temporary
Loans of Water for Instream Flow Use)

  Stream and Lake Protection Section
 10:55 – 11:15 9. Financial Matter – Construction Fund and Severance Tax Perpetual Base Fund
  Finance Section
  1. Financial Projections and Cash Management Report Sale of Chatfield Storage Space to Dominion Water and Sanitation District
 11:15 – 11:30 Morning Break
 11:30 – 12:15 10.Water Project Loans - Finance
  Finance Section
  1. Groundwater Management Subdistrict of Central Colorado Water Conservancy District – Pioneer Reservoir
  2. The Tunnel Water Company – West Half LaramiePoudre Tunnel Rehabilitation Project
  3. Dominion Water & Sanitation District – Chatfield Reallocation Project
 12:15 – 12:25 11. Severance Tax Operational Fund Grants
 Finance Section
 12:35 – 1:35 LUNCH
 1:35 – 1:55 13. Lease of Water to Benefit Endangered Fish Recovery Program
  Interstate, Federal, and Water Information Section
 1:55 – 2:15
14. Spring Drought and Flood Climate Report
  Watershed and Flood Protection Section
 2:15 – 2:35

15. Colorado Water Plan Update
  Water Supply Planning Section

 2:35 – 2:50 16.Tap-In/Innovation Item
  Water Supply Planning Section
 2:50 – 2:55 17. Request for Authorization to Proceed to Trial in Case No. 17CW3037, Water Division 2 (Application of Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District)
  Stream and Lake Protection Section
 2:55 – 3:00 18. Attorney General’s Report, Legal Briefing, and Executive
 3:00 – 3:15 Afternoon Break
 3:15 – 5:15 19. Executive Session
  1. Case No. 17CW3037 (Water Division 2), Application of Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District
  2. Poudre ISF Augmentation Plan Update
  3. Update on Discussions of Process to Recognize Claimed Stock Watering Uses Pursuant to Section 37-92-102(3)(b), C.R.S.
  4. Republican River Rules Concept
  5. Rio Grande Litigation
  6. Colorado River Issues
    1. Drought Contingency Planning
    2. Demand Management (Planning and Funding)
    3. Basin Fund MOA
    4. Animas La-Plata Association
  7. Compact Compliance Study Update
  8. Waters of the United States Litigation and Proposed Rule
  9. Case No. 15CW3148 (Water Division 1), Application of Central Colorado Water Conservancy District, the Groundwater Management Subdistrict of the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District, and the Well Augmentation Subdistrict of the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District
 5:15 – 5:20 20. Report from Executive Session
 5:20 RECESS





































Thursday, March 21, 2019
8:30 – 10:15 21. 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 – 10:25 Morning Break
10:25 – 11:40
27. Himes Creek ISF Appropriation
  Stream and Lake Protection Section
11:40 – 12:40 LUNCH
12:40– 1:50 24. WSRF Grant Applications
  Basin Applicant Water Activity


South Platte
Trout Unlimited South Boulder Creek Stream Management Plan, Phase I


South Platte Colorado Corn Historical Analysis of South Platte River Salinity to Identify Severity, Trends, and Potential Sources


South Platte Big Thompson Watershed Coalition Big Thompson River Envisioning Project
d Gunnison Delta Brick & Climate Company Chemical Water Production via Methane Mitigation
e Gunnison Western Slope Conservation Center Integrated Water Management in the North Fork Gunnison River Phase 2
f Gunnison Trout Unlimited/Gunnison Angling Society Cottonwood Pass Day Use Area Vault Toilet Project
g Gunnison Overland Ditch and Reservoir Company Overland Reservoir, Construct Reservoir Level Gauge
h Gunnison Trout Unlimited Wilbur Ditch Diversion Improvement Project
i Gunnison Leroux Creek Water Users Association Leroux Creek Reservoir System, Dam Outlet Rehabilitation
j Gunnison Turner Ditch Company Turner Lone Cabin Ditch Combination Salinity Reduction Project
k North Platte Ducks Unlimited North Park Irrigated Meadows Conservation Program – Phase 2
l Yampa/White/Green Yampa-White-Green Basin Roundtable/Colorado River Water Conservation District
Yampa River Basin Integrated Water Management Project
m Colorado Pitkin County Board of County Commissioners Robinson Ditch Diversion Modification
n Southwest Animas Consolidated Ditch Company Water Supply/Watershed Restoration
o Southwest Valley Floor Preservation Partners Telluride Valley Floor River Restoration Phase Two
p Southwest Southwest Basin Roundtable/San Juan Resource Conservation and Development Council San Miguel Stream Management Plan: Stakeholder Engagement Process
q Southwest 416-Fire Aquatic Monitoring Research Group/Mountain Studies Institute 416-Fire Aquatic Monitoring
r Southwest Town of Silverton Town of Silverton Water Supply/Storage Investigation
s Southwest Forests to Faucets/Mountain Studies Institute Forests to Faucets (F2F): My Water Comes from the San Juan
t Arkansas Catlin Canal Company Water Delivery & Accounting Feasibility Study
u Arkansas Huerfano County Water Conservancy District Cucharas Collaborative Storage Phase 3
1:50 – 2:10 22. Colorado River Basin Fund MOA
  Interstate, Federal, and Water Information Section
2:10 – 2:20 23. Technical Assistance for Federal Cost-Share (TAFC) Program
  Interstate, Federal, and Water Information Section
2:20 – 2:30 25. Public Comment on 2019 Instream Flow Approprations in Water Divisions 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7
  Stream and Lake Protection Section
2:30 – 2:40 26. Notice of Instream Flow Recommendations for 2020
  Stream and Lake Protection Section
2:40 – 2:50 Afternoon Break
2:50 – 3:35 28. Colorado River Drought Contingency Planning and Demand Management
  Interstate, Federal, and Water Information Section
3:35 – 3:50 29. Glenwood Springs RICD
  Interstate, Federal, and Water Information Section
3:50 – 4:20 30. Colorado Springs Utilities Fallowing-Leasing Pilot Project Proposal
  Interstate, Federal, and Water Information Section
4:20 - 4:25 31. Request for Authorization to Proceed to Trial in Case No. 15CW3148 (Water Division 1) (Application of Central Colorado Water Conservancy District, the Groundwater Management Subdistrict of the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District, and the Well Augmentation Subdistrict of the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District)
  Stream and Lake Protection Section
CWCB Consent Agenda March 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. 18CW3193 (Water Division 1): Application of City of Loveland
    2. Case No. 18CW3195 (Water Division 1): Application of The City of Brighton
    3. Case No. 18CW3211 (Water Division 1): Application of The Evans Ranch Preservation Association and Mountain Mutual Reservoir Company
    4. Case No. 18CW3218 (Water Division 1): Application of The City of Aurora
    5. Case No. 18CW3219 (Water Division 1): Application of The City of Aurora
    6. Case No. 18CW3220 (Water Division 1): Application of The City of Aurora
    7. Case No. 18CW3230 (Water Division 1): Application of The Consolidated Mutual Water Company
    8. Case No. 18CW3239 (Water Division 1): Application of Benjamin Wolin & Jennifer Rhodes
    9. Case No. 18CW0011 (Water Division 2): Application of Gold Basin Mine, LLC
    10. Case No. 18CW3076 (Water Division 2): Application of Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District
    11. Case No. 18CW3077 (Water Division 2): Application of Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife
    12. Case No. 18CW3017 (Water Division 3): Application of United States – Bureau of Land Management
    13. Case No. 18CW0051 (Water Division 4): Application of Robert K. Robbins
    14. Case No. 18CW3064 (Water Division 4): Application of Double RL Company
    15. Case No. 18CW3065 (Water Division 4): Application of Double RL Company
    16. Case No. 18CW3199 (Water Division 5): Application of William Powell
    17. Case No. 18CW3211 (Water Division 5): Application of Sunny Ranch, LLC
    18. Case No. 18CW3223 (Water Division 5): Application of Winter Park Recreational Association
    19. Case No. 18CW3050 (Water Division 6): Application of Frank Vesely Revocable Trust
    20. Case No. 18CW3051 (Water Division 7): Application of Bootjack Ranch, LLC
    21. Case No. 18CW3052 (Water Division 7): Application of Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company
    22. Case No. 18CW3054 (Water Division 7): Application of Troy R. Hall


2. Floodplain Designation
  Flood Section

  1. Flood Hazard Area Delineation, Sloan’s Lake Drainage Way and Tributaries, by Matrix Design Group, dated July 2018


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