Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP)

6:25am

Wed June 4, 2014
Water

Windy Gap, NISP Essential To Water Manager's Future Plans

A rustic cabin in the heart of the Windy Gap Firming Project.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Just west of Carter Lake in the foothills southwest of Loveland sits a rustic abandoned cabin in the middle of a rolling prairie. Soon that cabin, and the entire prairie, could be at the bottom of a lake.

It's the site of the proposed 90,000 acre-foot Chimney Hollow Reservoir. In times of high snow runoff, like right now, it could be part of the answer for water managers looking to store water that is instead just flowing downstream, right out of the state.

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2:16pm

Thu September 5, 2013
Politics

Gardner's Water Storage Proposal Worries Poudre Backers

Cache La Poudre River as it flows through northern Fort Collins, Colorado
Creative Commons: Wikimedia

A potential piece of legislation proposed by Congressman Cory Gardner (R) regarding water storage is being criticized by Fort Collins environmental group Save the Poudre. At stake is the future of the Northern Integrated Supply Project or NISP.

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8:54pm

Tue January 8, 2013

2:58pm

Wed September 26, 2012

5:00am

Wed July 25, 2012
Environment

'NISP' Water Project Backers Rally in Fort Lupton

Left Hand Water District manager Chris Smith speaks at a NISP rally in Fort Lupton Tuesday afternoon.
Kirk Siegler KUNC

Supporters of a controversial water diversion and storage project along the Poudre River in northern Colorado staged a rally yesterday in Fort Lupton, saying the current drought gripping the state is reason to fast track the stalled Northern Integrated Supply Project, or NISP.

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