Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt Fort Collins

Fort Collins: City to Continue NISP Discussions

The Fort Collins City Council voted 6-1 (with Bob Overbeck dissenting) to permit staff to continue discussions with Northern Water on Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP) mitigation measures for the Poudre River. Northern Water says the proposed project includes enhancements for the river. The draft proposal includes streamflow commitments to enhance low flows and protect… Continue reading Fort Collins: City to Continue NISP Discussions

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Draft Water Plan Unveiled

The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) presented its draft Colorado Water Plan to Gov. Hickenlooper on Dec. 10. In the draft, the CWCB says there is widespread consensus among the various water basins that water conservation, alternative methods of using agricultural water that will not result in the permanent dry-up of farmland, and more efficient… Continue reading Draft Water Plan Unveiled

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Hickenlooper Declares Support for NISP

Gov. John Hickenlooper wrote to the Army Corps of Engineers asking for a speedy decision on the Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP), saying that this summer’s drought has illustrated the importance of additional water storage. In doing so, Hickenlooper is tacitly giving support for the project, something that the Northern Water Conservation District and state… Continue reading Hickenlooper Declares Support for NISP