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.

What's Happening

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The Water Trust’s very own Blake Mamich (our Water Resources Specialist), competed in the Desert Rats 50K in Fruita last weekend! Kudos to Blake for a great race, and for rocking a Water Trust hat on the course. 🏃Do you have a photo of yourself wearing a Water Trust hat in the wild? We’d love to see it and share it in our newsletter and on social media! 🧢 You can email your photos to Barrett at #coloradowatertrust #justaddwater

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