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Our general purposes:

The following purposes of SPWRAP are taken from the organization's articles of incorporation.  These purposes are focused on providing a successful outcome for the Platte Program for Colorado.  We feel 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.


· 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 on behalf of or in coordination with the State of Colorado in connection with implementation of the first increment of PRRIP and the formulation and implementation of future increments of PRRIP.

· Should the creation and implementation of PRRIP not be successful, assist in development and operation of a Colorado-Only Program or other programmatic ESA compliance approach in Colorado.

· To conduct other business as is reasonably necessary to accomplish the above purposes.

The South Platte Water Related Activities Program, Inc. (SPWRAP) is a Colorado nonprofit corporation established by Colorado water users for the purpose of representing water users’ interests and partnering with the State of Colorado to implement the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program (PRRIP) in central Nebraska.

South Platte Water Related Activities Program