Deep Creek – Yost Ditch
How Did This Project Come to Us?:
Colorado Water Trust received an offer through the 2012 Request For Water program, from a ditch on Deep Creek, that could help support the river’s instream flow water right which was not being met.
Instream Flow Water Acquisition – Temporary Loan (Part of a water right from the Coyote River Ranch is used to boost the instream flow right instead of being diverted for irrigation)
Colorado Water Conservation Board, Coyote River Ranch, Leonard Rice Engineers and Chris Romeyn (Project Consultants), Rapid Engineering (Project Consultant)
This lease was created through the 2012 Request for Water program.
Photo Credit: Colorado Water Trust Staff
Use the flow dashboard below to learn about the operations of the Yost Ditch project, and just how much water has been restored to Deep Creek over the project’s lifetime. Just click or hover over the graphs below to learn more!
Wrapping up Request for Water, Yost Ditch/Deep Creek
Our friends at Eagle Valley Land Trust discussed CWT’s Request for Water program with a number of folks in their area, and the owner and operator of Coyote River Ranch...
Division of Water Resources approves temporary loan of water for instream flow use
On August 2, 2012, the Division of Water Resources approved this temporary loan of water from Yost Ditch to the Colorado Water Conservation Board (via CWT) for use...