For Colorado's rivers, communities, and local economies . . .

Just Add Water.

Our Impact

Since 2001, Colorado Water Trust has restored...


Billion Gallons of Water




Miles of Colorado's Rivers

Help us ensure Colorado has enough water for our rivers and our people

Yampa River

The mission of Colorado Water Trust is to restore water to Colorado's rivers.

We are a home-grown, statewide 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Since 2001, we’ve restored 20.82 billion gallons of water to 600 miles of rivers and streams across the state. We work collaboratively with our partners so that our projects benefit both the people we work with and our rivers.

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Featured Projects

Upper Yampa River – Stagecoach Reservoir

Reservoir releases near Steamboat Springs, Colorado benefit multiple water users and the environment during periods of low flow in the Yampa River.

Little Cimarron River – McKinley Ditch

A groundbreaking split-season water sharing agreement between agriculture and the environment.

Colorado River – 15-Mile Reach

This project restores water to nearly 100 miles of the Colorado River, including the important 15-Mile Reach, home to threatened and endangered fish species, near Grand Junction.

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Help us restore water to rivers and streams throughout the state. 💧Increased flows benefit ecosystems and communities - it’s a win win! 🌎 It’s not too late to make your gift! Help us raise $25,000 by midnight 💦🎉 #coloradowatertrust #justaddwater #givewhereyoulive
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Happy Colorado Gives Day! We hope you’ll join the wave of generosity happening across the state and make a donation to Colorado Water Trust! Our goal is to raise $25,000 today, and if we do, our staff will jump into the mighty (and cold!) Arkansas River! Thanks for helping us restore water to Colorado’s rivers and streams all year long. (Link to donate in bio). 💦 #coloradowatertrust #justaddwater #coloradogivesday #easilythebestdaytogive

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