(VIRTUAL) Board Meeting | September 16-17, 2020

Wednesday, September 16 - 8:30 am - Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 12:00 pm

A meeting of the CWCB will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 commencing at 8:30 AM and continuing through Thursday, September 17, 2020. The meeting will be held virtually.


A Finance Committee Meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, from 1:00pm – 4:30pm


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 and noted on this webpage.


The CWCB meeting will be made available through live streaming on GoTo Webinar, although Board workshops are not. To watch and listen to the proceedings, visit the YouTube live links for September 16 and September 17.


The CWCB encourages citizens to express their views and provide feedback to the Board on the agenda items. This can be done by sending an email to viola.bralish@state.co.us 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 5 days 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
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
 8:30 - 8:32 CWCB Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance
 8:32 – 8:35 1. Review and Approve Agenda  
 8:35 – 8:37 2. Review and Approve July 2020 Board Meeting Minutes
8:37 – 8:40   3. Approve and/or Remove Consent Agenda Items
8:40

Board Meeting Dates in 2020

  1. November 18 & 19 – Virtual

Board Meeting Dates in 2021

  1. January 25 & 26 – TBD
  2. March 17 & 18 – TBD
  3. May 19 & 20 – TBD
  4. July 21 & 22 – TBD
  5. September 15 & 16 – TBD
  6. November 17 & 18 - TBD
 8:40 -9:40  4. Directors’ Reports
  1. DNR Executive Director
  2. CWCB Director
  3. IBCC Director
  4. Agriculture Commissioner
  5. State Engineer
  6. Division of Parks and Wildlife Director
  7. Water Resource and Power Development Authority
9:40 – 10:10    5. Request for Authorization to Initiate Formal Rulemaking to Revise Instream Flow Rules to Implement HB20-1157
       Stream and Lake Protection Section
10:10-10:25  6. Lease of Ruedi Reservoir Water for Instream Flow Use on the Fryingpan River and 15-Mile Reach of the Colorado River (Water Division 5)
      Stream and Lake Protection Section    
10:25-10:40

Morning Break

10:40-11:00  7. Financial Matters – Construction Fund and Severance Tax Perpetual Base Fund
    Finance Section
  1. a. Financial Projections and Cash Management
  2. b. 2020 Wildfire Impact Loans
11:00-11:30  8. Water Project Loans
     Finance Section
  1. a. Redlands Water and Power Company – Roller Gate Replacement
  2. b. City of Grand Junction – Purdy Mesa Flowline Replacement
  3. c. Genesee Water and Sanitation District – Genesee Reservoir No. 1 Enlargement
11:30-11:45  9. Loan Delinquency Action
     Finance Section
  1. a. Two Rivers Water & Farming Company, and Two Rivers Farms F-2, Inc.
11:45-12:30  Lunch
12:30-2:00  10. Demand Management Feasibility Investigation
       Interstate, Federal, and Water Information Section
2:00-2:15  11. Basin Fund MOA Reallocation Request – Dolores Project Pumping Plant Replacement
      Interstate, Federal, and Water Information Section
2:15-2:20  12. Attorney General’s Report, Legal Briefing, and Executive Session
2:20-2:35  Break to Transition to Executive Session
2:35-3:35  13. Executive Session
  1. a. Lake Powell Pipeline
  2. b. Demand Management
  3. c. Chatfield Storage Reallocation Project Environmental Pool Negotiations
3:35-3:40   14. Report from Executive Session
3:40 RECESS  
Thursday, September 17, 2020
8:30 – 10:00 15. Basin Directors’ Reports
  1. North Platte River Basin Director’s Report
  2. South Platte River Basin Director’s Report
  3. Arkansas River Basin Director’s Report
  4. City and County of Denver Director’s Report
  5. Rio Grande River Basin Director’s Report
  6. Yampa-White River Basin Director’s Report
  7. Colorado River (Mainstem) Basin Director’s Report
  8. San Juan/San Miguel-Dolores River Basin Director’s Report
  9. Gunnison River Basin Director's Report
10:00-10:15 Morning Break
10:15-10:30 16. South Platte River Easement Application – City of Englewood
      Watershed and Flood Protection Section
10:30-10:45 17. Status of BIP & Water Plan Update Efforts
      Water Supply Planning Section
10:45 – 11:00 18. WSRF Criteria and Guidelines
      Water Supply Planning Section
11:00-11:40 19. WSRF Grant Applications
      Water Supply Planning Section
 
Water Supply Reserve Fund Application Grants at the September 2020 CWCB Board Meeting
Agenda Item Basin Applicant Name of Water Activity
a. South Platte/Metro Neirbo Hydrogeology South Platte River Salinity
Study – Phase 2
b. Arkansas Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District Headgate 199 Lining
c. Arkansas Pueblo County Italian and Suburban Lateral Water Improvement Project
d. Arkansas Round Mountain Water and Sanitation District Reservoir Feasibility Study & Design
e. Gunnison Cimarron Canal and Reservoir Company Fish Creek Reservoir #2
Repair and Conservation
Project
f. Metro Lookout Mountain Water District Upper Beaver Brook
Reservoir SCADA System Project
g. Metro Colorado Nonprofit Development Center 10.10.10 Water & Climate
Program
h. Metro WateReuse Colorado Direct Potable Reuse WQCD Stakeholder Process Facilitation
i. North Platte Owl Mountain Partnership Jackson County Water
Structure Improvement
Project #3
j. Rio Grande Colorado Rio Grande Restoration Foundation Conejos River Partnership
Project – Phase 1
k. South Platte Colorado State University Sustaining Plains Aquatic
Ecosystems using an
Integrated Ecological and
Social Approach
l. Southwest Fort Lewis College Dolores River Adaptive
Management Project
m. Southwest Morrison Consolidated Ditch Company Railroad Siphon
Replacement Project
n. Southwest Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project Innovations in Irrigation
To Support Heritage Apple
Orchards in SW Colorado
o. Southwest Red Mesa Reservoir and Ditch Company Red Mesa Reservoir
Project
11:40-11:50 20. Water Project Loan/Grant
      Finance Section
  1. a. Florida Consolidated Ditch Company – Florida Canal Diversion Replacement
11:50 ADJOURN

 

CWCB Consent Agenda September 16, 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. 20CW3029 (Water Division 2): Application of The Bar NI Corporation

2. WSRF Grant Amendment

Basin Applicant/Grantee Name of Water Activity
Gunnison Leroux Creek Water Users Association Leroux Creek Reservoir System, Dam Outlet Rehabilitation

 

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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).