Northern Integrated Supply Project: Supplemental EIS expected, ‘…latter part of 2011’

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From email from Save the Poudre (Gary Wockner):

The initial release for the Supplemental DEIS for NISP was supposed to be in June of 2010, and was initially delayed until the summer of 2011, but is now estimated to be delayed until the “latter part of 2011” according to an email from [Chandler Peter from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers] to Save the Poudre.

Additionally, the Draft EIS for the new Halligan (Fort Collins) and Seaman (Greeley) dams and reservoirs on the North Fork of the Poudre was slated for the summer of 2011, but is now delayed for a half year after the release of the NISP SDEIS (according to the email from Mr. Peter), which will put them into 2012 and well beyond previous estimates.

More Northern Integrated Supply Project coverage here and here.

101 ways to conserve water in college

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Jasmine Hall, who works with OnlineClasses.org sent this link to their document 101 ways to conserve water in college. They are trying to build awareness around the subject of conservation. I know of at least one recommendation that I’m willing to try:

10. Shower with a buddy: Waste less water from showering by doing it with a buddy. Just make sure you’re not in there too long.

Seriously, a personal conservation ethic is easy to build and will serve you well in your lifetime. You might even leave some water in the stream for all the critters.

More conservation coverage here.

IBCC: Statewide Roundtable Summit March 3

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From email from the Colorado Water Conservation Board:

All Basin Roundtable members are invited to attend the Statewide Roundtable Summit on Thursday, March 3, 2011. The meeting is an opportunity to meet your fellow cohorts from around the state and continue connecting the activities and entities within the 1177 process.

The Summit will take place at the Doubletree Hotel in Westminster, about ten miles northwest of Denver. Attendance for all roundtable members is free and the public is invited to attend for a small cost.

Here’s the link to the announcement and preliminary agenda.

More IBCC — basin roundtables coverage here.

Moffat Collection System Project: Department of Wildlife public meeting January 20

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From email from the Colorado Division of Wildlife (Jennifer Churchill):

Commissioners Bob Streeter and David Brougham will meet with the public on Thursday, January 20 at The Ranch in Loveland to take public comment on the potential impacts of the Moffat Collection System Project.

Denver Water proposes to meet projected future water needs by developing 18,000 acre-feet per year of new, annual firm yield water that would be delivered to the Moffat Treatment Plant and raw water customers upstream of the Moffat Treatment. Denver Water’s preferred project to meet this need is to raise Gross Reservoir in Boulder County to store an additional 72,000 acre-feet of water diverted from the Fraser and Williams Fork river systems.

To learn more about the project, visit:
https://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/html/od-tl/eis/moffat-eis.html”

Additional information on the project can be found at: http://www.denverwater.org/SupplyPlanning/Planning/FutureWaterSupply/WaterSupplyProjects/Moffat/

Commissioner Streeter, who represents northern and northeastern Colorado and the public at large, is a retired wildlife professional and lives in eastern Larimer County. He represents the Colorado Wildlife Commission on the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) board and is a representative to the South Platte Basin Roundtable (which includes the Republican Basin). Commissioner Streeter has an agricultural background and is an avid outdoor enthusiast, hunter and fisherman. Issues can be brought to Commissioner Streeter’s attention prior to the meeting by contacting him at 970-222-0383 or rgstreeter@gmail.com.

Commissioner Brougham is an attorney based in Denver, primarily involved in defending public entities and officials. He is a lifelong hunter and fisherman and was appointed by Governor Ritter to represent the public at-large. As a military officer he was a naval aviator and is a Vietnam veteran. In addition, he was a chief deputy district attorney in both the Second and Fourteenth Judicial Districts and a member of the Colorado District Attorney’s Council. Mr. Brougham is a member of numerous associations, including Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited and the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Ken Kehmeier and Sherman Hebein, senior aquatic biologists for the northeast and northwest regions, will provide a presentation on the project and lend their expertise to the discussion.

WHAT: Public Input on Moffat Collection System Project with Wildlife Commissioners Streeter and Brougham

WHEN: Thursday, January 20, 2011, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

WHERE: Laporte and Timnath Rooms, Thomas McKee Building at The Ranch – Larimer County Fairgrounds and Event Complex, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland

Questions? Please contact Jennifer Churchill, Public Information Officer for the northeast region, at 303-291-7234 or jennifer.churchill@state.co.us

More Moffat Collection System Project coverage here and here.