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.
Welcome to a new Water Trust: re-engaged with the communities we work in and more impactful across the board. We are the pre-eminent environmental water transactions expert in Colorado, committed to a future where water is used efficiently and shared with low transactional cost or friction, allowing rivers and streams to flow more strongly. It is a future that climate change has forced our state to embrace, and we will lead the way.
Anne Castle, who has served as the Colorado Water Trust Board President since 2020, has been appointed by President Biden to serve as the Federal Commissioner of the Upper Colorado River Commission. The work ahead will demand her full attention and energy, and, as such, she will resign as President of the Colorado Water Trust Board.
Cold Mountain Ranch, with compensation from Colorado Water Trust, is boosting streamflows in the Crystal River, which is suffering from low flows during this hot and dry summer. This is the first year of implementation in a second pilot program with Colorado Water Trust and Cold Mountain Ranch to add flow to the River during dry years.