Northern Integrated Supply Project

Northern Integrated Supply Project 

NISP Will Provide Two New Reservoirs for Critical Water Storage 

The Northern Integrated Supply Project will bring two new reservoirs and 40,000 acre-feet of additional water supply to Northern Colorado for 15 of the region’s water providers. Aside from much-needed water storage, NISP will incorporate an array of environmental and wildlife mitigation and enhancement measures and bring additional recreational opportunities to the region. 

The project includes building two new reservoirs, Glade Reservoir, northwest of Fort Collins, will store water diverted from the Cache la Poudre River. Galeton Reservoir, northeast of Greeley, will provide storage for water collected from the South Platte River. NISP will also include five pump plants and multiple pipelines to deliver water to project participants, as well as for water exchanges with two local irrigation companies.  

NISP has been decades in the making as an endeavor of this size and scope takes years of planning, preparation, study and analysis. The project timeline identifies important project milestones to-date, while also looking ahead to final project permitting and construction.  

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