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

Just Add Water.

Our Impact

Since 2001, Colorado Water Trust has restored...

23.9

Billion Gallons of Water

73,242

Acre-feet

612

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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Beautiful winter scene on the Slate River near Crested Butte ❄️ #coloradowatertrust #justaddwater
Rivers, streams, and creeks, too. We love them all, and so do you! 💦 Thanks for helping us keep Colorado’s rivers flowing strong. We couldn’t do it without river-loving supporters like you! Wishing you a joyful Valentine’s Day! ❤️💧#coloradowatertrust #justaddwater
From time to time, you’ll see us report out on how many gallons of water we’ve restored to a certain number of stream miles. But that is just the beginning. In his most recent blog post, Tony LaGreca explores the story behind the numbers and why it’s important to look beyond just gallons and miles.

Tony is the Stewardship Manager for Colorado Water Trust and his work includes traveling around the state to steward our current projects and develop new ones, collecting streamflow and water temperature data to inform project design, and analyzing data on our impact. Read his full blog post on our website, link in bio. #coloradowatertrust #justaddwater

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