Founded in 2007, the South Platte Water Related Activities Program (SPWRAP) is a Colorado nonprofit corporation established by Colorado water users to represent their interests and partner with the State of Colorado to implement the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program (PRRIP) in central Nebraska.
SPWRAP believes that a successful Platte Program offers Colorado water users the best option to address ESA issues on the Platte River and provides the most certainty for Colorado water users to be able to continue to divert and use existing water rights, as well as to develop new sources of water.
Focused purposes for the organization include:
- To assist in the recovery of species listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) through the development and operation of the Colorado Program component of the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program (PRRIP) in a manner that ensures the State of Colorado’s compliance with PRRIP.
- To negotiate with federal agencies, other states and various stakeholders in coordination with the State of Colorado regarding implementation of the PRRIP and the formulation and implementation of future increments of PRRIP.
- To conduct other business as is reasonably necessary to accomplish the above purposes.