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As Drought Hits Farms, Investors Lay Claim to Colorado Water

Meanwhile nonprofits, some backed by the Walton family, are forging flexible water sharing agreements with producers aiming to replenish rivers. Such “market-based environmentalism” is a way to preserve agriculture, ecosystems, and municipal economies rooted in water-based recreation as climate change intensifies, said Andy Schultheiss, executive director of the Colorado Water Trust.

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Releases from Stagecoach to Yampa River become more important as climate warms

But on July 22, the Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District released reservoir water to bolster the river’s outflow — part of a 10-year deal for water releases with the nonprofit Colorado Water Trust meant to protect the health of the river.

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From the Field: Willow Creek Update

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.

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A Digital Future for Colorado’s Water

A Crystal River Valley rancher and a nonprofit organization, Colorado Water Trust, are teaming up for the second time to try to leave more water in a parched Crystal River.

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Carbondale is water secure, but the West is not

A Crystal River Valley rancher and a nonprofit organization, Colorado Water Trust, are teaming up for the second time to try to leave more water in a parched Crystal River.

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Colorado Water Trust boosting flows in the Upper Yampa River

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.

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Announcing the 2022 David Getches Flowing Waters Award winner!

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.

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A centuries-old system determines who gets water first, and last, in dry times

Kruthaupt said the [instream flow] program, which is facilitated by the Colorado Water Trust, has worked for his family….creative approaches like this will be essential as an already stressed Colorado River system struggles to meet water demands.

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Crystal River rancher, Water Trust again try to boost flows

A Crystal River Valley rancher and a nonprofit organization, Colorado Water Trust, are teaming up for the second time to try to leave more water in a parched Crystal River.

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Cold Mountain Ranch and Colorado Water Trust Partner to Bolster Flows in Crystal River

Cold Mountain Ranch and Colorado Water Trust finalized an agreement intended to increase streamflow in the Crystal River in drier years. The six-year agreement will compensate the Cold Mountain Ranch owners, Bill Fales and Marj Perry, for retiming their irrigation practices to leave their irrigation water in the Crystal River when the river needs it most.

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