Northern Colorado Water

Weld and Larimer leaders have a long history of building water storage and transmission systems. In our semi-arid climate, water storage is critical to meet the demands of a growing population while also preserving the area’s agricultural heritage.

The NCLA Water Sub-Committee will continue to monitor the progress of critical water storage projects and any forthcoming water legislation impacting Northern Colorado Water.

NCLA has adopted the following three priorities concerning Northern Colorado Water:

  1. Support implementation of Northern Colorado Water Storage Projects for current & future water needs, including: Northern Integrated Supply Project or NISP, Halligan Water Supply Project, Milton Seaman Reservoir Expansion Project and the Windy Gap Firming Project.For more information, go here for the following projects:
    Northern Integrated Supply Project-NISP
    Halligan Water Supply Project
    Milton Seaman Reservoir Expansion Project
    Windy Gap Firming Project: 
  2. Support current Doctrine of Prior Appropriation as outlined in the Colorado Constitution regarding water rights. A synopsis of Colorado Water law can be found here.
  3. Monitor recommendations and initiatives forthcoming from “Colorado’s Water Plan – 2015”
    Detail of the 2015 Report can be found here.



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