Regional Pool Program

Preliminary Bid Results for Second Allocation of RPP Water
Preliminary bid results for Regional Pool Program water made available in the second allocation of 2015 on March 13 are now available. See the preliminary bids for the second allocation here.

The Northern Water Board of Directors made 10,000 acre-feet of water available for lease through the RPP at its March 13 meeting. The bid opening was held at Northern Water’s Berthoud headquarters on Friday, March 20.

The Board’s decision was based on RPP requirements for project reserves and Regional Pool availability. Bid prices per acre-foot must be greater than or equal to $10.90, a floor price the Board selected based on the 2015 agricultural assessment rate.

The Board of Directors made 10,000 acre-feet of water available through the RPP in the first allocation of 2015 at its Feb. 13 meeting. The bid opening was held at Northern Water’s Berthoud headquarters on Friday, Feb. 20.  See the preliminary bids for the first allocation here.

If you have questions or thoughts about the RPP, please contact:
 
Sarah Smith, Water Resources Engineer
(970) 622-2295
ssmith@northernwater.org
 
Northern Water Dispatch
(970) 292-2500
dispatch@northernwater.org
 

Quick Links to RPP Documents

Latest News  To get updates on the Regional Pool Program e-mailed directly to you or your organization, register for a Northern Water Online Account or update your current account. Select the Regional Pool option under “E-mail notification Options.”

When bids have been opened and awarded, Northern Water makes all bid amounts available.

irrigating a Northeastern Colorado corn field
Irrigating a Northeastern Colorado corn field


Regional Pool Program Adopted in 2005
The Regional Pool Program was adopted in 2005 to provide Northern Colorado water users with another method to acquire Colorado-Big Thompson Project water on a seasonal lease basis.

RPP water becomes available when allottees do not use all of their C-BT quota water in a given year, and when an allottee’s surplus exceeds his/her carryover capacity.

Based on the Regional Pool Program Rule, Northern Water’s Board of Directors may allocate water from the Regional Pool only when C-BT Project storage reserves exceed 200,000 acre feet on November 15 of the same water year.

This policy is intended to help maintain minimum supplies in C-BT Project storage for future years.

In the years when water is available, the board can allocate RPP water during its regular January through September meetings. Agricultural, municipal and industrial water users within Northern Water boundaries are eligible to lease RPP water, even if they are not C-BT allottees, when they have a beneficial use for the water.

See the RPP Fact Sheet for more details.