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Colorado Water Trust led local partnership that boosted flows in the Upper Yampa River

For 64 days this late summer and early fall, between August 12th and October 14th of 2022, Colorado Water Trust purchased and released 3,603 acre-feet (1.17 billion gallons) of water to boost flows in the Upper Yampa River during critical low flows. This effort, led by Colorado Water Trust, is possible thanks to a broad coalition of collaborators.

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Colorado nonprofit among winners of Colorado River scarcity challenge

Colorado Water Trust is one of three winners of the national Colorado River Basin Water Scarcity Challenge, a philanthropic initiative to spur creative solutions to water shortages in the crisis-ridden, seven-state Colorado River system.

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Colorado River Basin Water Scarcity Challenge

Colorado Water Trust was one of three emerging initiatives selected as winners of the Colorado River Basin Water Scarcity Challenge to address water scarcity and supply enhancement in the western U.S.

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Let the good times flow

An innovative program is releasing a little more water from Ruedi Reservoir dam this winter to provide a lot of environmental benefits on the 14 miles of the lower Fryingpan River.

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Reudi releases aim to cut down on river ice

In Brief: Keeling Curve prize doubles; Reudi releases aim at river ice; agencies team up with wildfire

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Local and state-wide groups join forces to boost winter flow in the Fryingpan River

Colorado Water Trust and Roaring Fork Conservancy have teamed up with the Colorado River Water Conservation District and the Colorado Water Conservation Board to purchase and release water from Ruedi Reservoir to mitigate the impacts of anchor ice on the Fryingpan River.

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Why I joined Colorado Water Trust’s Board of Directors

Read a blog post by new board member Michelle Johnson, president of Martin and Wood Water Consultants, Inc., a water resources consulting firm in Golden.

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Give back to Colorado Water Trust with Hala Gear’s Hala-Day Drive!

Hala Gear has chosen Colorado Water Trust to one of their Partner Affiliates for their Hala-Day Drive, creating the opportunity for you to donate $100 with your board purchase.

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myRiver Balance 2022 Funding Report

We are pleased to share how the 2022 myRiver Balance funds helped restore water directly to an important river in Colorado: the Crystal River.

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Water managers add, improve temperature gauges in Yampa River

After the temperature gauges are added or improved, the goal is to post as much real-time temperature information as possible on the forthcoming Yampa River Dashboard, which is another of the 20 management plan‘s recommendations. The conservation district along with the Colorado Water Trust and nonprofit Friends of the Yampa are working to establish the online dashboard by late 2023.

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