Fish Explorer Logo
Colorado Fishing
Colorado Fishing  
Login Usr:Psd:
Don't have an account? Register now...
spacer spacer
Colorado Fishing News Back to Colorado Fishing News
Northern Water E-Waternews June 2017
Northern Water
Chimney Hollow Reservoir receives final approval
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently signed a final Record of Decision and approved a 404 Clean Water Act Permit for the Windy Gap Firming Project. This decision paves the way forward to construct Chimney Hollow Reservoir following a 14-year federal permitting process that began in 2003. Chimney Hollow Reservoir will be located in the foothills immediately west of Carter Lake in southern Larimer County. It will store up to 90,000 acre-feet of water behind a 350 ft. tall dam, which will be one of the first constructed in the United States with an asphalt core. For further information please click any of the links below.

Governor signs CWCB Construction Fund Projects bill
Governor Hickenlooper recently signed the Colorado Water Conservation Board's Construction Fund Projects bill following its passage during the 2017 Colorado legislative session. The bill includes $90 million in low interest financing for Windy Gap Firming Project participants. The photo below shows Gov. Hickenlooper signing the bill, with Greeley Rep. John Cooke and Fort Collins Rep. Jeni Arndt in attendance.

NISP Open House - Tuesday, June 27
Northern Water will hold a public open house on the Northern Integrated Supply Project Fish and Wildlife Mitigation and Enhancement Plan. The plan was recently presented to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission, which has approval authority.The open house will be held Tuesday, June 27, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at The Ranch First National Bank Building, located at 5280 Arena Circle in Loveland. The proposed NISP Fish and Wildlife Mitigation and Enhancement Plan is available at

Water Literate Leaders of Northern Colorado
The Colorado Water Institute, in cooperation with the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, is launching the Water Literate Leaders of Northern Colorado program. This program is for those who hold or aspire to political office, or other roles, involving boards and commissions, which can impact regional water policy. Applications are due August 1 and participants will be chosen August 15, with a maximum of 20 participants selected. See this flier or visit for information on the program and how to apply.

Western Water Symposium
The Western Water Symposium and barbeque will be held Monday, July 24, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at CSU's Morgan Library. Speakers include Jennifer Gimbel (Senior CSU Research Scientist), Justice Greg Hobbs (Senior Water Judge and DU Law School faculty), John Stulp (Special Policy Advisor to the Governor for Water) and Jennifer Pitt (Colorado River Program Director for the National Audubon Society). For more information and to register visit

Upcoming dates
July 4: Independence Day - Northern Water offices closed
July 6: Board Planning & Action Session meeting, 9 a.m.
July 13: Municipal Subdistrict and Northern Water Board meetings, 9 a.m.
For Northern Water & Subdistrict board meeting agendas visit our website.