Membership in SPWRAP is the exclusive means by which individual Colorado water users may participate in the Platte River Program, and thereby be afforded the benefits and certainty of ESA compliance for their projects while avoiding stand-alone project mitigation requirements during Section 7 consultation under ESA. A certification of membership in SPWRAP is a prerequisite for water users to rely on the program for purposes of streamlined ESA Section 7 consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The river depletions about which FWS is concerned are both the depletions that have been occurring for decades, as well as the compounding effect of future depletions. Because of that and the fact that the costs of the program began in 2007, fairness requires that all water users in the basin pay their fair share. As a result, water users who delay becoming members are required to pay assessments for all prior years, plus compounded interest, at the time they do join.
SPWRAP has developed a membership portal to enable members to more efficiently renew their annual membership. Existing members can access the SPWRAP membership portal using the login and password they have been provided. Once there, members can update their annual reporting forms, create and print a membership assessment invoice, and download and print your membership certificate. Once membership renewal data have been approved, please send your renewal check to the Lower South Platte Water Conservancy District (address below).
c/o Lower South Platte Water Conservancy District
100 Broadway Plaza, Ste 12
Sterling, CO 80751
Please contact SPWRAP if you have questions or concerns.