Project participants will undertake recreational modifications and environmental mitigation at Chatfield State Park to address the impacts of additional water storage. The links below provide information on the studies and plans conducted in preparation for the project, as well as the measures that will be taken to address the impacts.
Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
As recommended in the Compensatory Mitigation Plan of the FR/EIS for the storage reallocation, the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has officially been created. The recommendations made by the TAC will be documented in Recommendation Documents that will be posted here.
Technical Advisory Committee
Chatfield Reallocation – Final TAC Charter Rev01 3-22-16
01 Design Criteria Complete Package TAC Packet Signed Rev 02.pdf
02 On-Site Habitat Preservation TAC Packet Signed Rev 02.pdf
03 Tree Management TAC Packet Signed Rev 01.pdf
04 Gravel Pond TAC Packet Signed Rev 01.pdf
05 Refinement of Borrow Areas TAC Packet Signed Rev 03.pdf
06 Evolution of On-site Environmental Mitigation Design TAC Packet Signed Rev 03.pdf
08 Joint Use Force Main TAC Packet Signed Rev 06.pdf
09 Upland Bird Habitat Mitigation TAC Packet Signed Rev 09.pdf
TAC Recommendation Document Log Rev 14
Project Coordination Team (PCT)
Creation of the Project Coordination Team (PCT) is called for in Water Storage Agreement signed on October 9, 2014, between the Department of the Army represented by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, and the Colorado Department of Natural Resources.
The following description of the PCT is taken from Article VII of the Water Storage Agreement:
Article VII-Project Coordination Team
In order to provide senior management oversight of the implementation of the non-Federal work, the CDNR and the Government, not later than 30 calendar days after the effective date of this Agreement, shall appoint named representatives to a Project Coordination Team, which shall include representatives of the Water Providers. Thereafter, the Project Coordination Team shall meet regularly until end of the period of construction. The District Engineer shall chair the Coordination Team. The Government’s Project Manager, the CDNR’s Project Manager, and one representative of the Water Providers shall serve as co-secretaries. The Government has the final authority on acceptance or rejection of the Project Coordination Team’s recommendations.
The following individuals serve on the PCT: Colleen Horihan and Kayla Eckert Uptmor, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District; Lauren Ris, Colorado Department of Natural Resources; Scott Roush, Colorado Parks and Wildlife; Rick McLoud, Centennial Water and Sanitation District; and Randy Ray, Central Colorado Water Conservancy District.
Minutes of PCT Meetings
PCT Meeting Minutes 4-11-17
PCT Meeting Minutes 3-14-17
PCT Meeting Minutes 1-30-17
PCT Meeting Minutes 12-13-16
PCT Meeting Minutes 11-8-16
PCT Meeting Minutes 10-19-16
PCT Meeting Minutes 8-18-16
PCT Meeting Minutes 7-18-16
PCT Meeting Minutes 3-8-16
PCT Meeting Minutes 1-15-16
PCT Meeting Minutes 8-7-15
PCT Meeting Minutes 5-28-15
PCT Meeting Minutes 11-9-15
Fish, Wildlife and Recreation Mitigation Plan
The Fish, Wildlife and Recreation Mitigation Plan identifies actions Chatfield Reservoir Reallocation Project participants will implement to mitigate unavoidable adverse impacts the project will have on fish, wildlife, and recreation. The plan was approved unanimously by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission January 9, 2014, and by the Colorado Water Conservation Board January 28, 2014.
The plan addresses impacts in-reservoir along with upstream and downstream impacts. The in-reservoir impacts are addressed through an operations plan, fluctuation zone mitigation, water quality adaptive management and an environmental pool. The upstream and downstream impacts are addressed through habitat restoration and flow control measures.
Chatfield Reservoir Reallocation Approved
ASA Civil Works issues ROD, approves Chatfield Reservoir Reallocation Project FR/EIS
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, announced on June 4, 2014, the following:
OMAHA, Neb. – The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Jo-Ellen Darcy, approved the Chatfield Reservoir, Colorado, Storage Reallocation Project in a Record of Decision (ROD) sent to the Omaha District on May 29.
In the accompanying memo, Darcy said, “The proposed reallocation project alternative is technically sound, environmentally acceptable and economically justified.”
Water Storage Agreement
The following link is to the October 9, 2014, press release from the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District announcing the signing of the Water Storage Agreement:
Click here to view the press release.
The following link is to the signed Water Storage Agreement:
Click here to view the Water Storage Agreement.
Water Provider Agreements
The following links are the eight Water Provider Agreements signed by each participating organization.
Colorado Water Conservation Board
Centennial Water & Sanitation District
Central Colorado Water Conservancy
Castle Pines Metro District
Castle Pines North Metro District
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Town of Castle Rock
Center of Colorado Water Conservancy District