All Projects Update Spreadsheet

The All Projects Update spreadsheet is updated regularly for active projects. Please check back periodically and contact BTWC staff if you have any questions. Click to view and download. 2018 07 18 Project Update 2018 05 16 Project Update 2018 03 21 Project Update 2018 01 17 Project Update 2017 11 15 Project Update 2017 10 18 Projects Update 2017 09 20 Projects Update 2017 08 21 Projects Update Continue reading

Urban Land Institute Northern CO Resiliency Report

In 2014, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and other sponsors brought the Urban Land Institute to Northern Colorado to evaluate the resiliency of the area in the aftermath of the 2013 floods. From the report: “When faced with events such as the floods of September 2013, the spirit of self-sufficiency proved key to Colorado’s recovery. Time and again, the panel witnessed stories that evidenced creativity, self-reliance, agility, and kinship in getting the region back on its feet in record time. It could be argued that what the panel heard and saw in the three sponsoring communities was resilience at… Continue reading

Colorado’s Water Plan

Colorado’s Water Plan “Colorado’s Water Plan was approved by the Colorado Water Conservation Board’s Board of Directors and delivered to Governor Hickenlooper in November of 2015. The Plan is a roadmap for our state’s water future and sets out the objectives, goals, and actions that we need to acheive to meet our projected water needs in a balanced manner. To achieve these goals, it will take action at the state, local, and individual level. All Coloradans have a responsibility to be part of implementing this plan because we all have a role to play to ensure the state’s most valuable… Continue reading

Rist-Goss Ditch Project

The Big Thompson Watershed Coalition acquired a grant through DOLA’s CDBG-DR Ditch Improvement program for a project at the Rist-Goss Ditch. This ditch is located in Loveland, just upstream of the Namaqua Bridge. Work at this site will include removing the existing diversion structure, relocating it upstream and replacing the dam with a series of smaller, more natural-looking structures that will allow for improved fish passage. This work will be closely coordinated with the Coalition’s Rossum-Wilson river restoration project and Larimer County’s project to replace the Namaqua Bridge. If you have questions about this project, please contact or (970)… Continue reading


“We have completed the Big Thompson Wildfire/Watershed Assessment. The assessment follows a procedure prescribed by the Colorado Watershed Protection Data Refinement Work Group titled “Protecting Critical Watersheds in Colorado from Wildfire: A Technical Approach to Watershed Assessment and Prioritization”. See Watershed Wildfire Protection Group for more information. The Big Thompson Wildfire/Watershed Assessment identifies, prioritizes, and recommends measures to protect those watersheds that provide or convey critical community water supplies from the adverse effects of post-wildfire hydrologic changes, including flooding, erosion, debris flows, and deposition. We also completed an opportunities and constraints analysis to identify potential next steps for watershed protection.”… Continue reading

Report: “Forest Management to Protect Colorado’s Water Resources”

“Executive Summary The Colorado Water Plan is a collaborative framework that sets forth objectives, goals and actions by which Coloradans can collectively address current and future water challenges through feasible and innovative solutions. As a majority of the state’s water supply flows from forested watersheds, the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS), a service and outreach agency of the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University, is an active partner in working to achieve these goals. Per the mandate of House Bill 16-1255: Concerning Additional Methods to Manage Forests to Secure Favorable Conditions for Water Supply, this synthesis report… Continue reading

BTWC Reach 28 Design Build RFP & Addendum

The BTWC is no longer accepting proposals for a design-build river project at Reach 28. The full RFP package is posted on Big Thompson River Restoration at Reach 28, and also posted here: Downloads: BTWC Reach 28 Design Build RFP (large .pdf) Addendum 1 has been posted on BidNet Direct and is also available for download here: Addendum 1 4.12.2018 plus appendices (large .pdf) Proposals are due by 3 pm on April 26, 2018. A mandatory pre-proposal meeting and site visit was held Friday, March 30th at 10 am at the Sweetheart City Winery (5500 W Hwy 34, Loveland… Continue reading

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