Infrastructure Solutions

River infrastructure, such as dams and diversion structures, often cause low flows and/or hinder fish passage. Colorado Water Trust works with ditch owners and engineering consultants to improve river infrastructure to keep rivers healthy. Some examples include:

  • Headgate and delivery system upgrades that make diversions more efficient.
  • Moving a point of diversion downstream or changing the source of water (e.g. from surface diversion to a well).
  • Installing low flow channels around existing structures
  • Removing abandoned dams