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Colorado Water Conservation Board Construction Fund Project

Concerning the funding of Colorado water conservation board projects, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2022 Regular Session
Natural Resources & Environment
Bill Summary

The act 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;
  • Continuation of the Colorado floodplain map modernization program, $500,000;
  • Continuation of the weather modification permitting program, $350,000;
  • Continuation of technical assistance for federal cost-share programs, $300,000;
  • Continuation of the Arkansas river decision support system, $500,000;
  • Continuation of the Colorado Mesonet project, $150,000;
  • Continuation of the water forecasting partnership project, $450,000;
  • Support of modeling and data analyses for the upper Colorado river commission's interstate planning and negotiation efforts, $200,000;
  • Performance of comprehensive dam safety evaluations for the reservoir enlargement assessment project, $250,000;
  • Support of the Platte river recovery implementation program, $3,800,000; and
  • Support of Republican river matters related to meeting compact compliance obligations, $2,000,000.

The act 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.

The act 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; and
  • $1,000,000 from the CWCB construction fund to the water plan implementation cash fund.

The act 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.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    05/23/2022 Signed Act PDF
    05/20/2022 Final Act PDF
    05/02/2022 Rerevised PDF
    04/29/2022 Revised PDF
    04/13/2022 Reengrossed PDF
    04/12/2022 Engrossed PDF
    03/23/2022 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details