C.R.S. Section 37-87-122
Erosion control dams


The provisions of sections 37-87-101 to 37-87-108 shall not apply to erosion control dams of the character defined in this section, unless such dams also come within the specification requirements of said sections.


Erosion control dams for reservoirs may be constructed on watercourses, the channels of which have been determined by the state engineer to be normally dry, having a vertical height not exceeding fifteen feet from the bottom of the channel to the bottom of the spillway, and having a capacity not exceeding ten acre-feet at the emergency spillway level, upon approval of an application for such erosion control dam by the state engineer, which application shall be accompanied by a fee of fifteen dollars. The approval by the state engineer of an erosion control dam shall be chronologically numbered in order of approval and in concert with any livestock water tanks approved pursuant to section 35-49-109, C.R.S. When such reservoirs are to be constructed with such height exceeding fifteen feet and such capacity exceeding ten acre-feet, they shall be constructed in accordance with section 37-87-105.


Such reservoirs may be constructed with a capacity in excess of two acre-feet if, at or below the two acre-feet level, an ungated outlet tube is installed, with twelve inches minimum diameter and large enough to assure adequate capacity to drain within thirty-six hours any impoundment in excess of two acre-feet.


The state engineer shall prepare and keep on file at the office of the state engineer standard specifications for erosion control dams which shall be subject to revision by the state engineer and shall in general be used as a guide by persons proposing to construct such dams.


The fees collected pursuant to subsection (2) of this section shall be deposited by the state engineer with the state treasurer, who shall credit all such fees to the general fund of the state.

Source: Section 37-87-122 — Erosion control dams, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-37.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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