Colorado Water Trust was invited in 2001 to discuss Pitkin County’s opportunities to utilize their water rights to improve flows in the Roaring Fork Basin. Eventually, these exploratory discussions, coupled with the passage of new laws (House Bill 08-1280) led to the signing of an innovative agreement between the Water Trust, the County, and the Colorado Water Conservation Board in 2008.
Loans & Leases
This Long-Term Lease agreement allowed Pitkin County to protect up to 3.83 cfs of water in the river, boosting flows through Maroon Creek, a tributary to the Roaring Fork River
Colorado Water Conservation Board, Pitkin County, Colorado Parks and Wildlife