Accomplishments

With its mission to “Preserve, Protect and Defend the Water Resources of Park County,” CCWCD is active in participating in water court cases as an objector when there is a threat to our water resources. Formed in 1997 as an outgrowth of the movement to defeat the pumping of the South Park Aquifer to Aurora, a case known as Park County Sportsmen’s Ranch application, CCWCD assumed a major role in the defeat of this application. CCWCD also participates in most 1041 Permit Applications in Park County that relate to water projects.

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CCWCD is active in developing water resources for use by Park County citizens and property rights owners for use within Park County. Following is a list of water rights and resources that CCWCD and its partner, the Upper South Platte Water Conservancy District, own and operate for the benefit of Park County:

1) Approximately 700 acre feet from the Bargas Ranch near Jefferson. CCWCD has control over the first 200 acre feet of the Bargas Ranch water rights and the balance are leased to Centennial Water & Sanitation District for 50 years with an additional 50 year lease. CCWCD adjudicated this water for use in the blanket augmentation plan in Case No. 05CW111.

2) 50% of the 400 acre foot James Tingle Reservoir for the purposes of storing Bargas Ranch water for recharge, per Colorado Water law. The reservoir is located about 2.5 miles southeast of Jefferson adjacent to Michigan Creek.

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3) 30 acre feet of consumptive use water adjudicated to the Parmalee and Flume Ditches on Deer Creek near Bailey.

4) The 26 acre-foot Smelter Pipeline Reservoir (SPR) is located on Mosquito Gulch off of County Road 12 between Alma and Fairplay.  CCWCD completed the construction of the SPR in the Spring of 2013. The reservoir serves an integral part of CCWCD’s augmentation plan.

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5) Two Twin Lakes shares on the Arkansas River which will be used as part of the blanket augmentation plan for that part of Park County located in the Arkansas River drainage near Guffey.

6) 37 acre feet of water rights and 50 acre feet of storage space in Spinney Mountain, obtained thanks to the perserverance of the Upper South Platte Water Conservancy District in negotiations with Aurora in the 1980s, which is part of the Blanket Augmentation Plan for Division 1 (South Platte drainage) and is administered (sold and leased) through our business enterprise, HASP. Go to the HASP website for information on applications to buy or lease water from HASP.

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CCWCD has two long term financial obligations over the next ten years to pay for the purchase of water and the construction of water storage facilities; this debt represents less that 20% of its annual revenues.

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