When there is a storm event that occurs the procedures followed by The New Cache La Poudre Irrigating Company staff and directors are:
- If the storm is widespread and/or the integrity of the ditch is in doubt, the canal will be shut down. Headgates will be closed when water has dissipated. All open orders are cancelled. All standing orders will remain in effect and when water deliveries resume will be delivered.
- If the storm is localized the water deliveries will continue. Orders must be cancelled to stop delivery.
- Headgates cannot be closed to stop delivery of water due to a storm event.