Willow Creek – Bunte Highline Ditch
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How Did This Project Come to Us?:
Colorado Water Trust received a direct flow lease offer through the 2012 Request For Water program that supported Willow Creek down to the Colorado River through and past Windy Gap.
Instream Flow Water Acquisition – Short Term Lease (Water typically used for irrigation and diverted out of the river, will instead work to support four instream flow water rights, totaling 34 miles, on the Colorado River.)
Colorado Water Conservation Board, Aspen Shorefox LLC, Helton & Williamsen (Project Consultant)
This lease was created through the 2012 Request for Water program.
- Cover Photo: Colorado Water Trust Staff
Wrapping up Request for Water, Bunte Highline Ditch/Willow Creek
The CWCB informed Aspen Shorefox of CWT’s Request for Water 2012 pilot program. In early May, Aspen Shorefox offered three water rights totaling 40 cfs from the Bunte Highline...
Short-term water lease to boost Colorado River flows
SUMMIT COUNTY — Even after wet winters, the Upper Colorado River can run perilously low in late summer and fall due to numerous diversions, and in this drought year, high...
Division of Water Resources approves temporary loan of water for instream flow use
The Division of Water Resources approved this temporary loan of water from the Bunte Highline Ditch to the Colorado Water Conservation Board (via the Water Trust) for use in Colorado's...
CWCB determines value for Colorado River instream flows
On June 27, 2012, the Colorado Water Trust received this official communication from the Colorado Water Conservation Board stating that our temporary lease of water has value for instream flows...