Restoring flows to Colorado’s rivers in need
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From 2001 through 2022, the Water Trust has helped to restore
of water to 600 miles of streams and rivers in Colorado.
Reflections from our Donor, Events, and Community Partnerships Fellow as she bids farewell to Colorado Water Trust.
Colorado Water Trust led local partnership that boosted flows in the Upper Yampa River
For 64 days this late summer and early fall, between August 12th and October 14th of 2022, Colorado Water Trust purchased and released 3,603 acre-feet (1.17 billion gallons) of water to boost flows in the Upper Yampa River during critical low flows. This effort, led by Colorado Water Trust, is possible thanks to a broad coalition of collaborators.
Colorado River Basin Water Scarcity Challenge
Colorado Water Trust was one of three emerging initiatives selected as winners of the Colorado River Basin Water Scarcity Challenge to address water scarcity and supply enhancement in the western U.S.