Two state boards have agreed unanimously with Northern Water's Fish and Wildlife Mitigation and Enhancement Plan for the Northern Integrated Supply Project and its associated Glade Reser voir northwe st of Fort Collins. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission offered its approval on Sept. 7, and t he Colorado Water Conservation Board approved the plan on Sept. 20 . The plan provides for minimum Cache la Poudre River stream flows in Fort Collins for the first time as well as periodic pulse flows and other actions. The approvals are a key step towar d construction of the project.
Do you want to know more about the projects and operations of Northern Water now and into the future? You are invited to attend the annual Fall Water Users Meeting, Nov. 15, at the University Center on the campus of the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. Speakers from Northern Water and other organizations will talk about NISP, Chimney Hollow, deliveries through the Colorado-Big Thompson Project and more! Luncheon keynote speaker will be Jennifer Gimbel, Senior Water Policy Scholar at the Colorado Water Institute based at Colorado State University.
Contractors have started initial work on a quarry that will be used for materials associated with the new Chimney Hollow Reservoir. Construction on the dams for the reservoir, the main storage for the Windy Gap Firming Project, could begin as soon as late 2018 or early 2019. Northern Water Municipal Subdistrict will own and operate the reservoir in the valley west of Carter Lake.
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