Colorado Dam Safety has completed their Subject Matter Expert (SME) Review and has issued final Guidelines for Hydrological Modeling and Flood Analysis, dated September 12, 2022.
We have released new eForms to update owner name and/or contact information.
DWR held stakeholders meetings in June & July (in Meeker, Walden, Steamboat Springs, and Craig) to review the draft Rules. DWR will hold an additional Zoom meeting on 7/28/22.
On Monday, 8/1/2022, a new eForm will be launched that will replace the GWS-11 form
New finalized memo, "Water Exchange Projects in Plans for Augmentation" issued June 10. This memo describes how staff of the Division of Water Resources (DWR) understand the distinction between a traditional appropriative right of exchange and a Water Exchange Project included in a plan for augmentation.
The State Engineer has approved Annual Replacement Plans for Subdistricts 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 (Trinchera). The approvals can be found on the Division 3 Office webpage under Subdistrict Annual Replacement Plans.
Draft "Guidelines for Hydrological Modeling and Flood Analysis", dated 3/28/22, can be found on the Dam Safety Services webpage under Guidance Documents and should be used for new dam safety hydrology studies in close coordination with our office. Consulting engineers should schedule a scoping meeting with our office prior to use. The draft guidelines are currently under independent subject matter expert review and will be finalized upon resolution of SME review comments.
See details of this announcement for guidance.