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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Please save the date of Tuesday, September 19th for RiverBank 2023!

RiverBank is Colorado Water Trust's party of the year! Over 200 people come together at the Denver Botanic Gardens for delicious food, an open bar, an awesome silent auction, and the presentation of the David Getches Flowing Waters Award.

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information on RiverBank 2023!

#denverevents #givetorivers #riverbank2023 #sponsorshipopportunity
Join Flowing Waters with your business and give back to your local rivers and communities! 

Funding from Flowing Waters members combined with Colorado Water Trust’s experience in flow restoration creates a powerful partnership. Together, we can demonstrate to your community that your business is part of the solution for healthy, flowing Colorado rivers.

Show your support with Flowing Waters stickers, window decals, bumper stickers, and digital stickers for your staff, business, and website! Learn more about our Flowing Waters Corporate Partnerships at the link in our bio.

#giveback #corporatepartners #corporatesponsors #givetorivers #smallbusiness #coloradobusiness
It's National Donut Day! What do donuts have to do with Colorado's rivers? Absolutely nothing. But we still think you should enjoy a donut today! 😄💙🍩

📷 by Karen Wang

#nationaldonutday #coloradoriver #coloradorivers #coloradowater
Join us at the Yampa River Festival on June 3rd in Steamboat Springs! 

Deputy Director Dana Hatlelid will be there with her pup Tigressa. Stop by our table to get Water Trust swag with our new logo and say hi!

Learn more at the events link our bio. 

#steamboatsprings #yampariver #friendsoftheyampa #steamboatevents #swag

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