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Annual Report

Northern Water


Roller coaster year

Drought, Fire and Floods

inside Year in review

our purpose directors & staff


2013 flood



project updateS


employee Profile


operation & maintEnance


water year


financial highlights


Editors: Brian Werner,

220 Water Ave.

Greg Silkensen, Mark Dowling

Berthoud, Co 80513

Graphic design: Jeff Dahlstrom

800-369-RAIN (7246)

Printer: Vision Graphics


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manager’s message

By Eric Wilkinson

A unique and challenging year


elcome to Northern Water’s 2013 Annual Report. It is very hard to summarize a unique year like 2013 with its many facets and challenges.

In April when the Board considered the quota, forecasts indicated below average runoff. Because the C-BT Project delivered more than 300,000 acre feet in 2012, storage reserves were significantly below normal in early 2013, and inadequate to provide the higher quota many would have preferred. As this roller coaster year progressed, mountain snowpack and resulting runoff increased. The Board felt it prudent to not increase the declared 60 percent quota, hoping to build C-BT reserves and be better positioned for future years. The September record-breaking rains and devastating floods will be forever remembered. Our hearts go out to all who were impacted. In addition to the personal and public property devastation, water supply infrastructure suffered severe damage. In many areas streamflows exceeded maximum levels recorded since the advent of South Platte Basin irrigation in 1859.

Crews remove silt from the Boulder Feeder Canal

$2.55 million in grants to help those in need. Northern Water was honored to act as CWCB’s agent, administering over 100 grants in accordance with CWCB criteria and direction. Northern Water suffered relatively light flood damage compared to many. We are blessed with a very dedicated and talented workforce that aggressively took on the challenge of flood recovery. As a result, Northern Water completed flood repairs by early January. Reclamation repaired additional C-BT Project facilities damaged by the floods. The exception is the Dille Tunnel Diversion on the Big Thompson River, which will likely not be fully operational until the beginning of the 2015 irrigation season. In 2013 Northern Water successfully finished refurbishing the original Carter Lake outlet. This past year also marked the culmination of a 13-year effort to meet the annual water delivery requirements of the Colorado River Endangered Species Recovery Program. Through a unique solution that does not diminish C-BT Project yield, water was released from Lake Granby for beneficial uses in the Grand Valley while also meeting endangered species needs. This effort, implemented by Northern Water, was funded by East Slope entities that divert water from the Colorado River.

Little Thompson River flooding south of Berthoud along Larimer County Road 15A

Rebuilding has been the region’s focus since the floods. Some efforts have succeeded, some will require more time. The Colorado Water Conservation Board stepped up and provided

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We invite you to utilize Northern Water’s wide variety of educational and informational materials (see our website We hope you enjoy the 2013 Annual Report.


our purpose Who we are


reated in 1937, the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District – now dubbed “Northern Water” – is known to a multitude of people for a plethora of reasons.

Longtime farmers might say Northern Water is responsible for the “Big T,” or Colorado-Big Thompson Project. The C-BT collects West Slope snowmelt and diverts it east through a 13-mile-long tunnel beneath the Continental Divide for a variety of uses in Northeastern Colorado, including supplemental irrigation water for nearly 650,000 acres of crop land. Municipal and utility managers understand how important both the C-BT and Windy Gap projects are to their organizations’ water supply portfolios. In combination, these projects provide between a quarter and a third of the region’s water supply each year. More than two dozen cities, towns and water districts are


part of the federal permitting process for two new water supply proposals: the Northern Integrated Supply and Windy Gap Firming projects (see pp. 10-11). Northern Water is coordinating both projects on behalf of 28 participants to assure the region has a clean, reliable future water supply. As the C-BT Project’s physical infrastructure ages, maintenance and rehabilitation take on added significance. In 2013, Northern Water refurbished the Carter Lake outlet gates, a project highlighted on pp. 12-13. This annual report highlights some of Northern Water’s 2013 activities. We hope this brief overview illustrates Northern Water’s core commitment to provide a reliable, high-quality water supply to Northeastern Colorado while simultaneously pursuing each of the organization’s other relevant initiatives. To learn more, visit us at or contact Northern Water at 800-369-7246.

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directors and staff

Mike Applegate Larimer Co.

Bill Brown

Kenton Brunner

Bill Emslie

Sue Ellen Harrison

Larimer Co.

Weld Co.

Larimer Co.

Boulder Co.

Rob McClary Sedgwick Co.

John Rusch

Brad Stromberger

Les Williams

Morgan/Washington Co.

Logan Co.

Boulder Co.

Jerry Winters Weld Co.

Don Magnuson Weld Co.

Dennis Yanchunas Boulder Co.

General Manager Eric Wilkinson Engineering Division

Operations Division Assistant General Manager Don Carlson Deputy Manager Brad Wind Collection Distribution Facilities & Equipment Information Technology

Assistant General Manager Alan Berryman Deputy Manager Jeff Drager

Administrative Division Human Resources & Administrative Services Financial Services Communications & Records

Project Management Water Resources Civil Support Water Quality

Emergency & Security

Field Services

Instrumentation Control & Electrical Engineering

Irrigation Management South Platte Special Projects Real Estate

Les Williams hands over gavel Director Les Williams, president of the Northern Water Municipal Subdistrict for the past 13 years, has handed the gavel over to fellow board member Dennis Yanchunas, who was elected president in October 2013. Les also gave up his Legislative Committee assignment. He still chairs the Audit Committee. Les and his wife Martha recently rented a residence in the

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Tucson, Arizona area for part of the winter. They will return to their Longmont home this spring. Les has been on the Municipal Subdistrict and Northern Water boards since 1989. He was president of the Subdistrict Board from 2000 through 2013. Les retired in 2010 from the St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District, where he was the manager for 23 years.


employee profile

By Mark Dowling

Graphic designer to retire after 29 years


orthern Water Graphic Designer Jeff Dahlstrom’s work is everywhere:

•The annual report you’re reading now •A photograph of a beautiful mountain scene framing Lake Granby on the West Slope •Intricate maps of all of Northern Waters projects: pipelines, canals, reservoirs, dams and power plants

These are just a few examples of the incredible variety of projects Jeff has created in his 29year career, which will end with his retirement in July 2014. Jeff ’s career path is as varied as his graphic creations. Jeff started working for Northern Water in 1985 in the operations and maintenance (O&M) department. “I operated heavy equipment and maintained the canal system and ran water,” Jeff said. “Running water” – a critical function of the O&M department – involved checking exactly how much water was delivered to the rivers and water users from the Colorado-Big Thompson Project. “I really liked that job,” Jeff said, for the variety of work he did and the opportunity to work outside with fellow employees and operate heavy equipment. He also enjoyed welding and shop activities. But in 1989, he had the chance to use his other skills and training. Jeff started doing graphics for Northern Water in the winter, when the canals were not running. He tapped into skills he acquired during two years at the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver, where he graduated in 1979 with a degree in commercial art. He used his GI Bill benefits to pay tuition. In 1968, Jeff joined the U.S. Air Force for four years and was a mechanic/crew chief on fighter jets. He served one year at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in Saigon, Vietnam. Some of Jeff ’s first projects as a graphic designer were designing the Waternews publication, display boards and creating logos for Northern Water and the Irrigation Management Services department. In 1990, the graphic designer position at Northern Water became full time. “Working in an office was a huge adjustment at first,” Jeff said. “I loved O&M and working out in the field, but this was an opportunity for me to pursue my career when they created this position.”


His first big project was at the State Fair in Pueblo. “I created the complete State Fair exhibit – a photo display of historic water development in the West. We were down there (in Pueblo) for several days,” Jeff said. In his first couple of years as the graphic artist, his projects ranged from Northern Water’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report to newsletters and Northern Water’s first district-wide map – done by hand with press-type letters. In 1990 and 1991, Northern Water converted to desktop publishing and digital photography a few years later. “We got a tiny Macintosh (computer) with a black and white screen to start with,” Jeff said. “Our first digital camera was a Nikon D990 – a 3 megapixel camera.” He welcomed the transition to digital. “You can take an image and instantly edit it and make it look good. It would have taken hours in the darkroom.” Soon after going electronic, he was doing all the projects on a computer: Waternews, maps, brochures, signs for the all the C-BT projects and three different logos, the last being the “Northern Water” logo now used in Northern Water’s publications, letterhead, display boards and other products. Jeff also designed the Northern Water flag and sign in front of the headquarters building in Berthoud. When Northern Water developed its new website four years ago, Jeff created the Web page headings, tabs, the photo gallery and other design elements. Jeff started doing photography right after he started as a graphic artist. He took over the photo duties from former employee Kenny Whitmore. “I have always enjoyed photography and art since I was in high school,” Jeff said. He has built a photo collection of reservoirs, lakes, rivers, canals and water projects numbering in the thousands. Some of his more memorable photo assignments were photographing the 110-mile Southern Water Supply Pipeline from Carter Lake to Fort Morgan and C-BT Project features on both sides of the Continental Divide – from the air. “That was cool – I got to do aerial photography riding in helicopters and planes.” Jeff enjoys the outdoors: camping, hiking, skiing, fourwheeling and photography. Jeff has climbed all 54 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks. He met his girfriend Sara in the San Juan mountains on the ascent of one of his final peaks. Photos he has taken of river canyons and tributaries made their way into various water publications. In his retirement, Jeff plans travel and to pursue his many outdoor interests. Jeff and Sara are planning a five-week camping road trip to Alaska in August.

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water year Roller coaster wet and dry


t started dry and ended wet. That, in a nutshell, pretty much sums up the 2013 water year.

For Northeastern Colorado, 2013 brought uncertainty. The below-normal mountain snowpack and spring fires caused concern, but they were nothing like the devastating floods in September. It was a roller coaster year as water forecasters and managers made predictions one week only to revise them the next.

Lake Granby in June 2013

After a very dry 2012, water officials were not optimistic in January 2013 when statewide snowpack levels registered 20 to 40 percent below normal. As dry conditions continued into February and March, the Colorado Water Conservation Board activated its Drought Mitigation and Response Plan and tracked the drought via a specially created website. Most Northeastern Colorado cities signaled they would have little or no rental water available for irrigated agriculture. Farmers responded by adjusting planting schedules, revising cropping patterns and even fallowing some land. During the dry water year of 2012 the C-BT Project delivered more than 300,000 acre feet of water, leaving storage reservoirs nearly 50 percent lower than a year earlier. The outlook was grim as Northern Water’s Directors prepared for their April 2013 C-BT quota discussion. Snowpack at 77 percent of average in the Upper Colorado River Basin – and even less in the South Platte Basin – illustrated the severity of the situation. For only the second time in Northern Water’s history, Directors set a 60 percent C-BT quota based on water

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availability at the April Board meeting, rather than based on the region’s water demands. Mountain snowstorms followed the Board’s April quota decision, improving the water supply outlook. Directors revisited the C-BT quota over the next two months, but ultimately chose to keep the quota at 60 percent throughout the year. Many Board members felt that 2013 was a good year to rebuild the C-BT Project’s storage reserves, reinforcing what has been the Board’s long-standing philosophy: store additional water during wet years so the C-BT’s supplemental water is available in dry years. Following the April quota mountain snowstorms continued, and by early May snowpack levels had increased to 104 percent of normal in the Upper Colorado River Basin, and 100 percent of normal in the South Platte River basin. C-BT storage increased by almost 100,000 acre feet, and projected runoff in the Cache la Poudre, Big Thompson and St. Vrain rivers increased by 30 to 40 percent. The water year began to turn around, but then grew dry once again. By August, all portions of the state were experiencing some type of drought, according to the University of Nebraska’s Drought Monitor. While the worst conditions were in southeastern and southwestern Colorado, the state’s northeastern quadrant was not spared. The roller coaster water year culminated with the incredible September rains and damaging floods that far outweighed any benefit the precipitation provided. Most of Northern Water’s 21 weather stations reported record-breaking precipitation for single day and monthly periods. The flooding was the most destructive in recent history, with estimated peak flows on many South Platte tributaries shattering or nearly eclipsing previous flow records. The September flooding marked a bleak end to the 2013 water year that began with drought conditions and ended with a major catastrophe. We hope to never see another year like it. Due to the September flooding and resulting damage to many water diversion and delivery systems, the Northern Water Board decided at its October 11 meeting to increase the limit on Northern Water’s Annual Carryover Program from 20 to 30 percent. The flood damage prevented many water users from diverting and storing late-season water. The Board, however, emphasized its decision was a onetime increase to the program based on the flooding and damage.


the flood 2013 flooding was beyond historic


looding impacted much of Colorado’s heavily populated Front Range corridor from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs.

The precipitation lasted for nearly a week, and was heavy in some regions for up to three consecutive days. Several weather stations recorded more than 15 inches of rain, equivalent to a year’s worth of moisture. Many areas eclipsed their previous all-time precipitation records.

Northern Water’s weather station network averaged 5.7 inches of precipitation in September 2013. The previous weather station network average for September precipitation was 1.2 inches. The September 2013 precipitation enabled Lower South Platte River Basin reservoirs to increase their storage levels from 96 percent of average, to 139 percent of average by November 1.


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flood rehab CWCB flood recovery grant program


ollowing the devastating September 2013 floods, the Colorado Water Conservation Board made $2.55 million in seed money available to help restore and rehabilitate water supply infrastructure damaged or destroyed by the catastrophic flooding.

This seed funding helped applicants prepare documents and loan applications to fund the full cost of flood repairs, and for initial/temporary infrastructure repairs. Grant funds could also be used to determine the best methods to restore river channels impacted by the floods. Northern Water acted as the fiscal agent to administer the grant program under purview of the CWCB. Grant awards can fund up to 75 percent of project costs that are not reimbursed from other funding sources, with these additional stipulations: • up to $25,000 per project for technical services • up to $20,000 per project for shovel-ready projects

Post-flood breach of main canal, Lupton Bottom Ditch Company

Post-flood canal repairs

Diversion dam on the Little Thompson River

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The $2.55 million in seed funds enabled the CWCB and Northern Water to award 107 grants for flood recovery efforts.

Diversion structure on the Saint Vrain River in Lyons (before and after)

Diversion dam several days after the flood


project updates Windy Gap firming progress continues


he proposed Windy Gap Firming Project continued making progress in 2013, moving closer to the conclusion of its permitting phase and the start of project design and construction.

Several recent firming project accomplishments include the approval of a state fish and wildlife mitigation and enhancement plan, and receipt of the project’s 1041 permit from Grand County. The firming project is a collaborative effort by 13 Northeastern Colorado water providers and the Platte River Power Authority to improve the Windy Gap Project’s reliability by constructing Chimney Hollow Reservoir near Carter Lake. Northern Water’s Municipal Subdistrict is coordinating the firming project on behalf of the 13 participants.

Options for the Windy Gap bypass

The Colorado Water Conservation Board and Colorado Parks and Wildlife are also providing support for a potential Windy Gap bypass. The study’s final report will include recommended actions based on the potential benefits of a bypass, including fish passage, sediment transport, aquatic habitat and stream water quality, while also considering cost effectiveness.

Carriage contract

Aerial view looking north at the future site of Chimney Hollow Reservoir

Windy Gap bypass The state fish and wildlife mitigation and enhancement plan includes a Subdistrict commitment to fund a $250,000 study of potential benefits by constructing a Colorado River bypass around or through Windy Gap Reservoir. This commitment was also included in Grand County’s 1041 permit. Already underway, the study will examine how a potential bypass might affect the Colorado River’s aquatic health below the reservoir. If constructed, the Subdistrict has committed $2 million toward the bypass as part of Grand County’s 1041 permit. If the bypass is not built, the $2 million will instead help restore the Colorado River’s aquatic habitat.


As part of the firming project’s ongoing permit phase, Northern Water, its Municipal Subdistrict and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation are negotiating proposed modifications to an existing carriage contract to transport Windy Gap water through the Colorado-Big Thompson Project facilities. Once negotiations are complete and a modified Windy Gap carriage contract is in place, Reclamation must also issue a Record of Decision before the firming project’s permitting will be complete. If all goes well, Chimney Hollow Reservoir’s design The C-BT’s Flatiron Penstocks are the final leg may be underway by late to deliver Windy Gap water 2014 or early 2015. For more information on the Windy Gap Firming Project:

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project updates NISP supplemental draft EIS in progress


he Northern Integrated Supply Project is a regional water supply proposal coordinated by Northern Water on behalf of 15 water providers. NISP would reliably supply 40,000 acre feet of new water each year to the growing northern Front Range.

During 2013 NISP progress continued with supplemental draft environmental impact statement activities. In August 2004, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – the lead federal agency for NISP – issued an initial notice to proceed with the EIS process. A draft EIS was released in April 2008 for public comment. In February 2009 the Corps announced Glade Reservoir site it would proceed with a supplemental draft EIS to study additional hydrology, aquatics and water quality issues. In 2013 the Corps and NISP’s lead environmental consultant, ERO Resources Corporation, prepared technical

reports and provided copies to cooperating agencies for their review before the supplemental draft EIS is released to the public. Updated NISP supplemental draft EIS studies include:

• Aquatic resources • Water quality • Hydrology • Geomorphology • Riparian and wetlands

Once the supplemental draft EIS is complete and released in late 2014 for public comment, a final EIS will follow. After the Corps issues its Record of Decision for NISP, project design will take approximately two years, followed by 3 to 4 years of construction. Under this scenario NISP could be operational and delivering water sometime after 2020. The NISP participants – 11 cities/towns and four water districts – are responsible for all project costs, including to-date EIS costs of approximately $12 million. Water project construction in the 21st century is a lengthy and sometimes arduous process, as both Northern Water and NISP participants have discovered. However, their perseverance will result in a project that is both environmentally responsible and crucial to the region’s future water supplies. For more information:

colorado river update Endangered fish recovery program


cooperative water lease agreement signed last July will provide more than 5,400 acre feet of water each year from Lake Granby for municipalrecreational use in the Colorado River between Palisade and Fruita in the Grand Valley.

The agreement between Northern Water and the city of Grand Junction enhances Colorado River flows with water released from Lake Granby down the Colorado River. The first annual release began Aug. 1, 2013, and continued through last September. These yearly water releases will supplement flows between Granby and Grand Junction, enhancing both aquatic habitat and river recreation. Colorado River flows through the Grand Valley are a focus for the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program. In addition to other flow enhancements, the Recovery Program requires East and West slope water users to provide

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10,825 acre feet of water each year to a 15-mile stretch of the Colorado River above Grand Junction for endangered fish species. Half of the 10,825 acre feet will be released each year from Lake Granby on behalf of East Slope water users. The remaining portion provided by West Slope water users will come from Ruedi Reservoir on the Fryingpan River above Basalt. Colorado River east of The East Slope’s contribution was Grand Junction made possible by ceasing irrigation on land upstream of Lake Granby, capturing and storing that water in Lake Granby, and then releasing it during late summer and early fall for municipal-recreational uses, while also benefitting the endangered fish.


operation and maintenance

By Mark Dowling

Carter Lake gate rehab project


he final phase of a multi-year outlet gate rehabilitation project at Carter Lake was completed in November 2013. The two-phase project included removing and refurbishing two sets of gates.

Phase One: Operating gates refurbished Carter Lake’s original outlet – built in the early 1950s – was intended for largevolume water deliveries only during the irrigation season (April-October). In 1995, Northern Water completed the Southern Water Supply Pipeline, which carries Carter Lake water yearAn Associated Underwater Services (AUS) dive crew begins the inspection round to cities and towns. process to evaluate the condition of the gates. Year-round releases severely limited Northern Water’s ability to repair the Phase Two: aging structure. A February 2004 inspection of the outlet revealed substantial erosion of the brass seals, and Northern Guard gates refurbished Water and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation began planning a In the project’s second phase, the upstream twin outlet new outlet designed for year-round use. guard gates were removed and inspected. The gates were refur Completed in March 2008, the new $12 million Carter bished and installed in late 2013. Lake outlet provides operational flexibility and built-in The gates had significant corrosion. They were sandblasted, redundancy, and it enabled work to begin on the original welded and repainted. However, the brass seals on the gates outlet. During spring 2011 crews removed, rehabilitated and and gate thimbles (steel framework housing the gates) were in reinstalled the twin operating gates. perfect condition, and did not require replacement.

Corrosion on the left guard gate


Workers repair gate

Refurbished operating gate

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operation and maintenance Headquarters dry run


o temporarily drain – or “de-water” – the tunnel leading from Carter Lake to the gates (enabling the gates to be removed), a bulkhead or plug was created for the intake to keep water out of the tunnel.

This part of the project required a dry run – literally. In Northern Water’s Berthoud headquarters parking lot, crews from Northern Water and Associated Underwater Services (AUS) of Spokane, Washington simulated setting the 4,200-pound bulkhead in a wooden replica of the intake structure. Once the dry run was completed, the real work began. An AUS team dove to a depth of nearly 80 feet to install the bulkhead over the original outlet’s intake structure. The dry run paid off: when the bulkhead was placed over the intake, it sealed completely. Crews then de-watered the outlet works and hoisted the upstream guard gates to the top of the dam via a 170-foot vertical shaft. Northern Water refurbished the gates, put them back in place, removed the bulkhead and refilled the tunnel with water. Northern Water staff, including operations and maintenance, engineering, facilities, purchasing and management assisted with this $322,000 project.

Valve House

Dam #1 Carter Lake Temporary Bulkhead (placed for maintenance) Inlet Structure

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Guard Gates (Always open unless maintenance is performed on the operating gates)

Operating Gates (Regulates flow)


financial highlights Money management


s you can tell by reading this report, Northern Water is involved in a variety of projects and activities. To manage finances accordingly, Northern Water relies heavily on the framework of business enterprises, which in most cases are focused on a single activity.

Northern Water’s headquarters in Berthoud

Each enterprise comprises its own unique fund for accounting of revenues, expenses and other financial transactions. In addition, each enterprise fund is managed to ensure that the long-term revenues associated with a specific enterprise sustain that enterprise’s long-term activities. In 2013 Northern Water maintained five enterprise-related funds: Northern Water District, Southern Water Supply Project, Pleasant Valley Pipeline, Northern Integrated Supply Project and Northern Water Hydropower. Northern Water’s Municipal Subdistrict has two enterprises and associated funds: one for the Windy Gap Project and one for the Windy Gap Firming Project. The Municipal Subdistrict, which was formed in 1970, is a separate, independent water conservancy district with powers similar to its parent district. On these two pages we share basic information to answer the most common questions about our finances: Where does the money come from? Where does it go? Visit to view our 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports, which have detailed information about each enterprise and its respective fund’s assets, revenues and expenses. Members of our financial services staff are also available to answer your questions.



For most funds, the primary source of revenue is water assessments, which go toward operation and maintenance costs. For the funds that support the proposed Northern Integrated Supply and Windy Gap Firming projects, participants contribute capital (revenue) to fund the costs (expenses) of developing the projects. The Robert V. Trout Hydropower Plant had its first full year of operations in 2013. The hydropower enterprise was financed by loans from the Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority and from Northern Water’s District fund. The Northern Water District enterprise is unique because it receives about 50 percent of its revenues from property tax collections. These monies, along with annual allotment contract assessments and revenues related to service charges, are used to operate and maintain C-BT Project facilities and for other activities that conserve and protect water supplies in Northeastern Colorado.

Like the enterprise funds’ revenue sources, expenses primarily include costs associated with project operations and maintenance, engineering and overhead. Northern Water frequently hires outside firms to conduct engineering and other studies, especially when specific expertise is necessary. Northern Water also reimburses the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for a portion of the costs the agency incurs to operate and maintain certain C-BT Project features. The Northern Water District fund’s largest expense is labor. Maintaining the C-BT and other projects requires a great deal of employee time, from operating and maintaining collection and distribution facilities to providing solutions for project upkeep and improvement. The remaining enterprises reimburse Northern Water for all costs incurred on their behalf.


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financial highlights Northern Water enterprises NORTHERN WATER DISTRICT Supports the operation and maintenance of the C-BT Project, weather data monitoring, water quality studies, snowpack and streamflow forecasting, water conservation and other activities SOUTHERN WATER SUPPLY PROJECT Supports a 110-mile pipeline and other facilities starting at Carter Lake that serve 12 water providers in the southern and eastern portions of Northern Water’s service area PLEASANT VALLEY PIPELINE Supports a 9-mile pipeline between the Poudre River and Horsetooth Reservoir that serves three water providers in the northern portion of Northern Water’s service area NORTHERN INTEGRATED SUPPLY PROJECT Supports efforts to permit, design, construct and operate the proposed Glade Reservoir and related facilities to serve 15 participants in Northern Colorado NORTHERN WATER HYDROPOWER Supports the operation and maintenance of the Robert V. Trout Hydropower Plant at Carter Lake

Revenues Northern Water District $37,642,253 Northern Integrated Supply Project $1,000,131 Southern Water Supply Project $2,716,955 Pleasant Valley Pipeline $93,504 Northern Water Hydropower $627,667 Expenses & Capital ExpENDITURES Northern Water District $34,242,779 Northern Integrated Supply Project $1,406,825 Southern Water Supply Project $3,735,450 Pleasant Valley Pipeline $845,066 Northern Water Hydropower $565,469

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Municipal Subdistrict enterprises WINDY GAP PROJECT Supports the operation and maintenance of the Windy Gap Project, which includes a diversion structure on the Colorado River, a pump plant and a 6-mile pipeline to Lake Granby WINDY GAP FIRMING PROJECT Supports efforts to permit, design, construct and operate the proposed Chimney Hollow Reservoir and related facilities to serve 13 participants in Northern Colorado

Revenues Windy Gap Project $14,104,143 Northern Northern Water Windy Gap Water Firming Project $3,916 Municipal Subdistrict Revenues Revenues

Expenses & Capital Expenditures Windy Gap Project $9,969,328 Windy Gap Firming Project $2,455,119

Municipal Subdistrict Revenues

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Municipal Subdistrict Expenses Expenses

Municipal Subdistrict Expenses


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