Restoring flows to Colorado’s rivers in need
From 2001 through 2021, the Water Trust has helped to restore approximately
of water to 588.7 miles of streams and rivers in Colorado.
Our project on Willow Creek was the first use of a Water Conservation Program created under Senate Bill 13-19. It conserves flows and protects the fishery in Willow Creek and the Colorado River by ceasing diversions at two irrigation ditches during certain low flow conditions.
On July 19th, Colorado Water Trust completed a request for 1,000 acre-feet of water for the Yampa. This project, in partnership with the Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District (UYWCD), began releases last Thursday, July 21st and aims to support the Yampa River, the fish and wildlife that depend on it, as well as the recreational uses on the river.
Colorado Water Trust is thrilled to announce the 2022 David Getches Flowing Waters Award will go to Former CWCB Section Chief, Linda Bassi! Join us at RiverBank on September 13th at the Denver Botanic Gardnes for the presentation of the award.