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
The Importance of NISP to Northern Colorado - Daily Camera May 27, 2012
Governor Hickenlooper's NISP Letter to Army Corps of Engineers - May 21, 2012
Visit Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District's website for more information.