An updated look at the conditional water rights associated with the West Divide Project was provided at a meeting on Wednesday, March 16, 2011.
The meeting was held by the Colorado River District water supply subcommittee and was attended by the board of the West Divide Water Conservancy District. On the agenda was the May 2011 diligence filing required by state water court on the West Divide Project water rights.
The map and chart, below, lists the water rights and shows the reservoir and diversion facilities required to move the water from the Crystal River to the dry mesas south of Silt and Rifle. It was prepared by Grand River Consulting of Glenwood Springs.
The chart from Grand River Consulting also lists the water rights in alphabetical order. The list immediately below has the water rights listed by size and function.
To put the acre-feet numbers into context, consider that Ruedi Reservoir holds about 102,000 acre-feet.
West Divide Project conditional water rights
Osgood Reservoir: 128,728.7 acre-feet
Placita Reservoir: 62,009 af
Dry Hollow Reservoir: 45,000 af
Lower Kendig Reservoir: 15,450 af
Yank Creek Reservoir: 13,695 af
West Mamm Creek Reservoir: 6,500 af
Kendig Reservoir 1st Enlargement: 2,610 af
Avalanche Canal and Siphon: 1,000 cubic feet per second
Osgood Power Plant: 1,000 cfs
Placita Power Plant: 1,000 cfs
Fourmile Canal & Siphon: 830 cfs
Horsethief Canal – W. Divide Creek & Canal & Kendig Reservoir: 550 cfs
Dry Hollow Feeder Canal: 250 cfs
West Divide Canal – East Divide Creek: 200 cfs
Avalanche Power Plant: 170 cfs
Fourmile Canal: 85 cfs
West Divide Canal – Garfield Creek & Tunnel: 50 cfs
West Divide Canal – Baldy Creek: 50 cfs
Horsethief Canal – East Mamm Creek: 50 cfs
Horsethief Canal – Beaver Creek: 50 cfs
Horsethief Canal – Cache Creek: 50 cfs
Horsethief Canal – Battlement Creek: 50 cfs
>Map and chart from Grand River Consulting of Glenwood Springs for Colorado River District. Used as a reference at a River District water supply committee meeting on March 16, 2011.