NISP is a proposed water storage and distribution project that will supply 15 Northern Front Range water partners, including the Town of Erie, with 40,000 acre feet of new, reliable water supplies each year. NISP will allow us to store water currently leaving the state in wet years and make it available in dry years like this year.
Collectively, the NISP participants are taking a lead in water conservation by reducing their water usage by more than 30 percent in the past 20 years. Yet, the need for future water storage is real. We do understand the need to conserve but realize we must also increase our storage capacity. The project consists of:
Two reservoirs (Glade and Galeton)
A forebay reservoir
Two pump plants
Pipelines to deliver water for exchange with two irrigation companies
Improvements to an existing canal to divert water off the Poudre River near the canyon mouth