Poudre Flows Plan Workshop (Virtual)

Friday, January 22, 2021 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The full Workshop will be recorded and uploaded to the CWCB YouTube channel.

PUBLIC NOTICE 
   

Workshop on Plan for Augmentation to Augment Stream Flows on the Cache la Poudre River and Proposed Acquisitions of Contractual Interests in Water Rights (Water Div. 1) from the Cities of Fort Collins, Greeley, and Thornton, in Larimer and Weld Counties
 
On January 22, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., the Colorado Water Conservation Board (“CWCB” or “Board”) will hold a workshop to discuss a proposal for a plan for augmentation to augment stream flows through a section of the Cache la Poudre River from the canyon mouth to its confluence with the South Platte River, a distance of approximately 55 miles (“Poudre Flows Plan”) (view agenda). This proposal, developed by water users on the Cache la Poudre River in partnership with CWCB staff and the Colorado Water Trust, provides a mechanism to dedicate water rights to preserve and improve the natural environment along a reach of the Cache La Poudre River. At the workshop, the Board also will discuss offers from three area municipalities of contractual interests in “Seed Water Rights” as initial sources of augmentation water to be included in the Poudre Flows Plan. The Board will not take formal action at the workshop.

At its regularly scheduled meeting on November 18-19, 2020, the Board heard presentations on the proposed plan for augmentation and acquisitions of contractual interests in the Seed Water Rights. That meeting was the first meeting of a two-Board meeting process pursuant to Rule 6 of the Board’s Rules Concerning the Colorado Instream Flow and Natural Lake Level Program (“ISF Rules”). The Board may take formal action on the proposed plan for augmentation and acquisitions of contractual interests in the Seed Water Rights at its regularly scheduled meeting on January 25, 2021.

There will be an opportunity for public comment at the workshop.  If you want to make a public comment during the workshop, you must contact the Board Coordinator via email (viola.bralish@state.co.us)  2 days prior to the meeting date.

More detailed information on the proposed plan for augmentation and acquisitions can be found at:

Plan for Augmentation to Augment Stream Flows on the Cache la Poudre River (Water Division 1)

Proposed Acquisition of Contractual Interest in City of Fort Collins “Seed Water Rights” for Use in Plan for Augmentation to Augment Stream Flows on the Cache la Poudre River

Proposed Acquisition of Contractual Interest in City of Greeley “Seed Water Rights” for Use in Plan for Augmentation to Augment Stream Flows on the Cache la Poudre River

Proposed Acquisition of Contractual Interest in City of Thornton “Seed Water Rights” for Use in Plan for Augmentation to Augment Stream Flows on the Cache la Poudre River
 
Please direct any questions or comments regarding this workshop to Linda Bassi or Kaylea White.

Linda Bassi
Stream and Lake Protection Section 
Colorado Water Conservation Board
linda.bassi@state.co.us
303-866-3441 x3204

Kaylea White
Stream and Lake Protection Section 
kaylea.white@state.co.us
303-866-3441 x3240