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Posted on: July 1, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Public Hearings Scheduled for NISP This Week

Public hearings on the Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP) have been scheduled for July 22 and 23 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

NISP is a proposed water storage project in which the City of Fort Morgan is one of 15 participating entities. The project involves the creation of two reservoirs near Fort Collins and Greeley, and Fort Morgan officials consider it the best possible way to secure a stable water supply for the city’s future.

The project is spearheaded by the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District.

NISP has been in the permitting stages for many years, and the plans for the public hearings on the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) mark a significant step toward final permitting of the project by the Corps of Engineers.

The SDEIS was finally released on June 19 and public comments are being accepted now. A copy of the SDEIS is available at the Fort Morgan Public Library and it can also be viewed on the Army Corps website at

The public hearings will be held on the following dates at these locations:

Wednesday, July 22 – Hilton Fort Collins
425 West Prospect Road, Fort Collins

Thursday, July 23 – Weld County Administration Building
1150 O Street, Greeley

The public hearings will be preceded by open house meetings starting at 5 p.m., with the public hearings beginning at 6 p.m. At the open house sessions the public will be able to view displays about the project, pick up additional informational handouts and ask questions of the consultants and Northern Water staff.

During the public hearings anyone is able to offer comments about NISP.

A rally for supporters of NISP is scheduled for July 2 at the Northern Water headquarters in Berthoud. Members of the Fort Morgan City Council, the city’s Water Advisory Board and city staff plan to attend the rally. U.S. Sen Cory Gardner is also scheduled to attend the rally and speak in support of NISP.

For additional information on NISP visit


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