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May 10, 2007 <br />MEMORANDUM <br /> <br />TO: Ground Water Commission Members <br /> <br />FROM: Keith Vander Horst, Designated Basins Team Leader <br /> <br />SUBJECT: Upcoming Ground Water Commission Meeting <br /> <br />The upcoming Ground Water Commission meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 18, 2007, in Room 318, 1313 Sherman St., Denver, Colorado 80203. Please find enclosed the following: <br /> <br />Meeting agenda. <br /> <br />Minutes of the last Commission meeting of February 16, 2007, Agenda Item No. 3. <br /> <br />Staff Activity Report, Agenda Item No. 8. <br /> <br />The Attorney General’s Report, Agenda Item No. 9. <br /> <br />Hearing Officer's Report. <br /> <br />The Hearing Officer has sent out under separate cover the items dealing with the appeal of his Initial Decision concerning the Petition to Create the Box Elder Creek Designated Ground <br /> Water Basin, Agenda Item 5. <br /> <br />Please call if there are any questions about the Commission meeting. <br /> <br />cc: Commission Staff (w/ enclosures) <br /> Designated Ground Water Management Districts <br /> <br /> <br />G:\GWC Meetings\2007 5May\PacketMemoMay07.doc <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Memorandum <br />Upcoming Commission Meeting <br />Page 2 <br /> <br /> <br />FRED A. HEFLEY, CHAIRMAN, Walsh; JON B. BROWNELL, VICE-CHAIRMAN, Hooper; EUGENE A. BAUERLE, Julesburg; ANNE J. CASTLE, Denver; DENNIS W. CORYELL, Burlington; <br />MICHAEL GROSS, Silt; RICHARD F. HUWA, Keenesburg; F. W. (BILL) KERKSIEK, Strasburg; ERNEST L. MIKITA, Calhan <br /> <br />C. MAX SMITH, CHAIRMAN, Walsh; DENNIS W. CORYELL, VICE-CHAIRMAN, Burlington; GRANT H. BLEDSOE, Wray; LARRY W. CLEVER, Grand Junction; <br />EARNEST L. MIKITA, Calhan; DOUGLAS L. SHRIVER, Monte Vista; COREY M. HUWA, Roggen; FRANK P. JAEGER, Elizabeth; ROBERT R. LOOSE, Wiggins <br /> <br /> <br />Memorandum <br />Upcoming Commission Meeting <br />Page 2 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />QRTSTATmay07.xlsQRTSTAT.XLS <br />Print_Area_MI <br />TABLE 1 <br />DESIGNATED BASINS BRANCH <br />QUARTERLY ACTIVITY REPORT <br />C.R.S. 37-90- <br />BASIN <br />EXEMPT <br />RECEIVED <br />ISSUED <br />N. HIGH PLAINS <br />KIOWA BIJOU <br />S. HIGH PLAINS <br />UPPER BLACK SQR <br />LOST CREEK <br />CAMP CREEK <br />UPPER BIG SANDY <br />TOTAL <br />SUMMARY OF APPLICATION ACTIVITY <br />APPLICATIONS <br />INCOMPLETE <br />RETURNED <br /> <br />AP <br />NP <br />AU <br />AR <br />AD & AW <br />EXEMPT PERMITS <br />CHANGE APPLICATIONS <br />UPPER CROW CREEK <br />NEW NON-EXEMPT <br /> REPLACE NON-EXEMPT <br />TOTAL RECEIVED <br />NEW ISSUED <br />REPLACE ISSUED <br />NEW RECEIVED <br />REPLACE RECEIVED <br />CHANGE RECEIVED <br />CHANGE ISSUED <br />CHANGE NON-EXEMPT <br />DENIED & WITHDRAWN <br />NON-EXEMPT NEW & REPLACE PERMITS <br />FEBRUARY 1, 2007 THROUGH APRIL 30, 2007 <br />105.00 <br />107.00 <br />111.00 <br />111.00 <br />30.00 <br />29.00 <br />6.00 <br />0.00 <br />2.00 <br />3.00 <br />3.00 <br />16.00 <br />15.00 <br />56.00 <br />28.00 <br />2.00 <br />76.00 <br />23.00 <br />5.00 <br />3.00 <br />3.00 <br />12.00 <br />2.00 <br />1.00 <br />1.00 <br />2.00 <br />1.00 <br />0.00 <br />0.00 <br />8.00 <br />0.00 <br />30.00 <br />64.00 <br />0.00 <br />24.00 <br />28.00 <br />0.00 <br />0.00 <br />0.00 <br />0.00 <br />41.00 <br />43.00 <br />1.00 <br />4.00 <br />2.00 <br />0.00 <br />0.00 <br />6.00 <br />0.00 <br />2.00 <br />1.00 <br />1.00 <br />0.00 <br />0.00 <br />0.00 <br />0.00 <br />0.00 <br />0.00 <br />7.00 <br />8.00 <br />0.00 <br />6.00 <br />0.00 <br />0.00 <br />0.00 <br />0.00 <br />3.00 <br />2.00 <br />2.00 <br />0.00 <br />1.00 <br />0.00 <br />0.00 <br />0.00 <br />0.00 <br />0.00 <br />170.00 <br />176.00 <br />11.00 <br />113.00 <br />56.00 <br />8.00 <br />6.00 <br />33.00 <br />30.00 <br />170.00 <br />187.00 <br />34.00 <br />14.00 <br />11.00 <br />121.00 <br />62.00 <br />52.00 <br />29.00 <br />4.00 <br />33.00 <br />30.00 <br />18.00 <br />7.00 <br />3.00 <br /> <br />StaffReport-2007-05-18.pdf <br /> <br />StaffReportMay07.doc STATE OF COLORADO <br />GROUND WATER COMMISSION <br />Division of Water Resources <br />Department of Natural Resources <br /> <br />1313 Sherman Street, Room 818 <br />Denver, Colorado 80203 <br />Phone (303) 866-3581 <br />FAX (303) 866-3589 <br /> Bill Ritter, Jr. <br /> Governor <br /> <br /> Harris D. Sherman <br /> Executive Director, DNR <br /> <br /> Hal D. Simpson, P.E. <br /> Executive Director <br />May 18, 2006 Meeting <br /> <br />MEMORANDUM <br /> <br />TO: Hal D. Simpson, Executive Director - Ground Water Commission <br /> <br />FROM: Keith Vander Horst, Designated Basins Team <br /> <br />SUBJECT: Staff Activity Report for February 1, 2007 through April 30, 2007 <br /> <br />Various activities performed during the last quarter are briefly described below. <br /> <br />New and Replacement Applications <br /> <br />Table 1 provides a breakdown, by basin, of permitting activity for the last quarter. The following permit activities were performed: <br /> <br />Small capacity: <br /> <br />170 small-capacity well applications were received <br />187 small-capacity well permits were issued <br /> <br />Large Capacity: <br /> <br />121 large-capacity well or Determination of Water Right applications were received <br />62 large-capacity well permits or Determination of Water Rights were issued <br /> <br />Table 2 provides details on the individual new and replacement permit applications for the large-capacity wells. <br /> <br />Change Applications <br /> <br />Table 1 also gives a breakdown, by basin, of change application activities for the last quarter: <br /> <br />33 new applications were received <br />30 change applications were approved <br /> <br />Table 3 provides details on the individual change applications. <br /> <br /> <br />Final Permit Activities <br /> <br />Below is a summary of the Final Permit Activity for the last quarter and a summary of the status of the Final Permit Project as a whole. Staff is currently working on clarifying, publishing <br /> and issuing final permits for the Southern High Plains and Kiowa-Bijou Designated Basins. <br /> <br /> <br />Final Permit Activity This Quarter <br />Basin Requests for SBUs* Permits Clarified Permits Published Final <br />Permits Issued <br />Misc. Contacts** Southern High Plains 45 42 0 37 201 Upper Big Sandy 0 0 0 6 0 Kiowa-Bijou 43 217 0 0 147 Northern High Plains 2 2 2 4 7 Lost Creek 0 0 0 0 0 Camp Creek 0 0 0 0 0 Upper <br /> Black Squirrel Creek 0 0 0 0 0 <br />* This field tracks only the first request for a Statement of Beneficial Use (SBUs). <br />** This field tracks meetings with the irrigators, telephone conversations, second and third requests for SBUs and other correspondence such as corrections to a previously submitted <br /> statement, reminders to return an amended statement or a request for a change in ownership form. <br /> <br />Final Permit Activity to Date Basin Total Number of Permits Total Final Permits Issued Percent Complete Upper Crow Creek <br />103 <br />102 <br />99% Northern High Plains 4338 <br />4335 <br /> 99.9% Lost Creek 414 292 71% Camp Creek 50 44 88% Upper Black Squirrel Creek 288 132 46% Southern High Plains 1241 301 24% Kiowa-Bijou 997 2 0.2% Upper Big Sandy 122 122 100% Total 7553 5330 <br />70.6% <br />