AWRA Colorado Section Presents
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Instream Flow and Natural Lake Level Water Rights
Slides from the talk are here
Rob Viehl and Don West, Colorado Water Conservation Board
Instream Flow and Natural Lake Level Water Rights are nonconsumptive, in-channel or in-lake uses of water made exclusively by the Colorado Water Conservation Board for minimum flows between specific points on a stream or levels in natural lakes. These rights are administered within the state’s water right priority system to preserve or improve the natural environment to a reasonable degree. For this presentation, Rob and Don will provide an overview of the Instream Flow Program, technical tools available to outside users, and legal protection issues particular to instream flow water rights.
Rob Viehl: Colorado Water Conservation Board
Rob has over ten year of experience as a water resource specialist for the Colorado Water Conservation Board. He is primarily responsible for reviewing and processing recommendations for new Instream Flow (ISF) Appropriations and Acquisitions in accordance with ISF Statutes and Rules.
Don West: Colorado Water Conservation Board
Don has worked as an engineer in the Department of Natural Resources for 15 years, both at Division of Water Resources and at Colorado Water Conservation Board. His current work is primarily related to water court activity and reviewing substitute water supply plan requests to protect instream flow water rights.
Brown Bag Lunch and Networking at 12:00,
Program at 12:15
Location: Leonard Rice Engineers
1221 Auraria Parkway
There is limited LRE visitor parking along with meters and pay lots nearby.
(Pay lots are cash only)
We will not be ordering lunch for this event. Please feel free to “brown-bag” it.
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