Upper Division States Post-2026 Alternative
Colorado is pleased to share the Upper Division States Alternative, which proposes Post-2026 operations of Lake Powell and Lake Mead.
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Upper Division States Post-2026 Alternative
Colorado Water Conservation Board
The Colorado Water Conservation Board mission is to conserve, develop, protect and manage Colorado’s water for present and future generations.
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Colorado Water Conservation Board
The Colorado Water Plan
2023 Colorado Water Plan Will Inspire Action to Build Stronger Water Future
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The Colorado Water Plan
Water Project Loan Program
CWCB provides low-interest loans for the design and construction of agricultural, municipal and hydro projects that align with goals from the Colorado Water Plan.
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Turf Replacement Program

The Colorado Water Conservation Board has launched funding to support new and existing community programs aimed at helping eligible entities replace nonessential turf in order to reduce outdoor watering. 


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Weather Modification Program

CWCB administers Colorado’s Weather Modification Program, which issues WM permits, monitors WM activities and keeps the public informed about the state’s WM activities. Colorado has conducted weather modification operations and research since the 1950s, and a program to permit weather modification has existed since 1972. After the significant drought starting in early 2000, many new WM permits have been developed. 

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Colorado River Commissioner's Corner

Find the latest updates and resources related to the Colorado River Basin from Commissioner Becky Mitchell

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Gov Signs Annual CWCB Projects Bill to Provide Critical Funding for Water

Governor Polis was joined by legislators, local elected officials, and non-profit organizations in Silverthorne to sign the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) Annual Projects Bill, which provides funding for water and infrastructure projects across the state.

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CWCB Elects New Board Chair and Vice Chair

The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) elected Nathan Coombs as the new Board Chair and Lorelei Cloud as Vice Chair. 

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Record Demand for CWCB Water Plan Grant Funding

The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) approved 52 Water Plan Grant applications today, which will distribute $17.4 million to fund critical projects to manage and conserve water, improve agriculture, spark collaborative partnerships, and much more.

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2024 Climate Change in Colorado Report Predicts a Warmer, Drier Future

The third edition of the Climate Change in Colorado report published on Jan. 8, 2024. Created by researchers at the Colorado Climate Center at Colorado State University, the new multi-chapter report combines and synthesizes relevant climate science information to help inform future management and planning of the state’s water resources.

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