NISP is a regional water supply project coordinated by Northern Water on behalf of 15 Northern Front Range water providers. Its goal is to provide participating water providers with approximately 40,000 acre-feet of new, reliable water supply each year. Learn more HERE


  • Poudre Valley Canal
    The water to fill Glade would be diverted from the Poudre River using the already existing Poudre Valley Canal. No new structures will be on the river and no project facilities would be built within the wild and scenic Poudre Canyon. The canal may be lined and improved to allow the NISP water to be carried into the Glade forebay reservoir.
  • South Platte Water Conservation Project (Galeton Reservoir) 
    Galeton Reservoir would be located east of Ault and northeast of Greeley. It would hold approximately 45,600 acre-feet of water at capacity.

    The diversion at the South Platte River downstream of Greeley would have a pumping capacity of 200 cfs. Galeton water would be delivered to two agricultural irrigation companies (New Cache la Poudre Irrigating and Larimer and Weld) in exchange for a portion of the Poudre River water they currently use, which will be diverted into Glade Reservoir. This exchange would provide approximately 60 percent of the NISP yield and is water that has historically been diverted.

  • Glade Reservoir
    This reservoir would be located northwest of Fort Collins along a current stretch of U.S. Highway 287 north of Ted’s Place (the intersection of Highway 287 and Highway 14). It would be approximately 5 miles long, 260 feet deep and have a capacity to store 170,000 acre-feet of water, or slightly larger than Horsetooth Reservoir, which holds about 156,000 acre-feet.

    Proposed Glade Reservoir map NISP – Printable PDF Map 
    Printable PDF map shows NISP: two preferred alternative reservoirs, proposed U.S. 287 highway realignment and pipelines for ditch company water exchanges. 
    Click map to view it.
  • Recommending appropriate zoning classifications for all annexations
  • Studying and recommending amendments to the Zoning Maps
  • Zoning, Rezoning, and Conditional Use Grants

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