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Bill Detail: HB22-1316

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Title Colorado Water Conservation Board Construction Fund Project
Status Governor Signed (05/23/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Natural Resources & Environment
  • Water
House Sponsors M. Catlin (R)
K. McCormick (D)
Senate Sponsors K. Donovan (D)
C. Simpson (R)
House Committee Agriculture, Livestock, and Water
Senate Committee Appropriations
Date Introduced 03/23/2022

The bill appropriates the following amounts from the Colorado
water conservation board (CWCB) construction fund to the CWCB or the
division of water resources in the department of natural resources for the
following projects:
  • Continuation of the satellite monitoring system, $380,000

(section 1);
  • Continuation of the Colorado floodplain map
modernization program, $500,000 (section 2);
  • Continuation of the weather modification permitting
program, $350,000 (section 3);
  • Continuation of technical assistance for federal cost-share
programs, $300,000 (section 4);
  • Continuation of the Arkansas river decision support
system, $500,000 (section 6);
  • Continuation of the Colorado Mesonet project, $150,000
(section 7);
  • Continuation of the water forecasting partnership project,
$450,000 (section 8);
  • Support of modeling and data analyses for the upper
Colorado river commission's interstate planning and
negotiation efforts, $200,000 (section 9);
  • Performance of comprehensive dam safety evaluations for
the reservoir enlargement assessment project, $250,000
(section 11);
  • Support of the Platte river recovery implementation
program, $3,800,000 (section 12); and
  • Support of Republican river matters related to meeting
compact compliance obligations, $2,000,000 (section 13).
The bill appropriates $8,200,000 from the water plan
implementation cash fund to the CWCB for grant-making for projects that
assist in implementing the state water plan (section 15).
The bill directs the state treasurer to transfer the following
amounts on July 1, 2022:
  • Up to $2,000,000 from the CWCB construction fund to the
litigation fund (section 5); and
  • $1,000,000 from the CWCB construction fund to the water
plan implementation cash fund (section 10).
Section 14 authorizes the CWCB to make loans of up to
$13,130,000 from the CWCB construction fund to the town of
Breckenridge to rehabilitate the Goose Pasture Tarn dam.

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