(VIRTUAL) Board Meeting | May 20, 2020

Event Details

A meeting of the CWCB will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 commencing at 9:30 AM and continuing until 4:10 PM. The meeting will be held virtually on GoTo Webinar.

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 posted at 1313 Sherman Street, Suite 721, Denver, CO  80203, and on our website at https://cwcb.colorado.gov/.

To submit a public comment, fill out the Public Comment Form and submit it via email to viola.bralish@state.co.us prior to the presentation start for the specified Item Number.


Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
 9:30 -9:32 CWCB Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance
 9:32 – 9:35 1. Review and Approve Agenda
 9:35 – 9:37 2. Review and Approve March 11 & 12, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes
 9:37 – 9:40 3. Approve and/or Remove Consent Agenda Items

Board Meeting Dates in 2020

  1. July 15 & 16 – Colorado Basin
  2. September 16 & 17 – South Platte Basin
  3. November 18 & 19 – Denver Metro
 9:40 -10:35 4. 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
 10:35 -10:45 5. Wild and Scenic Rivers Update and Fund Annual Review 
  Interstate, Federal, and Water Information Section
 10:45 – 10:55 6. Colorado River Update
  Interstate, Federal, and Water Information Section
 10:55 – 11:10 7. Water Education Colorado Annual Scope of Work Review
  Interstate, Federal, and Water Information Section
 11:10 – 11:25  Morning Break
 11:25 – 11:35 8.  Final Action on Uncontested 2020 Instream Flow Appropriations in Water Divisions 4 and 6
 Stream and Lake Protection Section
 11:35 - 11:45  9. Contested 2020 Instream Flow Appropriation in Water Division 2
 Stream and Lake Protection Section
 11:45 – 12:05 10.    Financial Matters – Construction Fund and Severance Tax Perpetual Base Fund
 Finance Section
  1. Financial Projections and Cash Management Report
 12:05 – 12:45 11.     Water Project Loans - Finance
 Finance Section
  1. Arapahoe County Water and Wastewater Authority – Chambers Reservoir Liner Rehabilitation
  2. Lateral Ditch ML47, Inc. – Lateral Ditch Pipeline Project
  3. Redlands Water and Power Company – Pumpline Replacement Project
 12:45 – 1:45  LUNCH
 1:45 – 2:05 12.    WSRF Grant Applications
 Water Supply Planning Section
    Water Supply Reserve Fund Application Grants at the May 2020 CWCB Board Meeting
Agenda Item Basin Applicant Water Activity
a Colorado         Trout Unlimited  Canyon Creek Fish Passage Project
b Colorado       Grand Valley Ditch Company  Davis Point Pipeline
c Southwest         City of Sawpit Water Supply Plan and Water System Analysis
d South Platte         Colorado Agricultural Water Alliance Outreach and Capacity Building for Ag Water Projects
 2:05 – 2:20

13.    Basin Implementation Plan and Water Plan Updates
 Water Supply Planning Section

 2:20 – 3:05 14.    CWCB Director Reports
a.    Colorado River (Mainstem) Basin 
b.    San Juan/San Miguel-Dolores River Basin 
c.    Gunnison River Basin 
d.    North Platte River Basin 
e.    South Platte River Basin 
f.    Arkansas River Basin 
g.    City and County of Denver 
h.    Rio Grande River Basin 
i.    Yampa-White River Basin 
 3:05 – 3:10 15.    Attorney General’s Report, Legal Briefing, and Executive Session
 3:10 – 3:25 Break to Transition to Executive Session
 3:25 – 3:55 16.    Executive Session
a.    Basin Fund MOA
b.    Litigation Fund
 3:55 – 4:00 17.    Report from Executive Session
 4:00 – 4:10 18.    Colorado River Litigation Fund 
 Interstate, Federal, and Water Information Section
 4:10  ADJOURN 


CWCB Consent Agenda May 20, 2020

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

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. 19CW3074 (Water Division 2): Application of Town of Buena Vista
  2. Case No. 20CW3015 (Water Division 5): Application of Steven B. Knudson

2.   Diane Hoppe Memorial Scholarship
Administration & Operation Section



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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).