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In addition to her role as CWCB Director, Rebecca Mitchell serves as the Governor-appointed Commissioner to represent the state on all Colorado River matters.
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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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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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2022 Rules and Regulations for Regulatory Floodplains in Colorado
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Water Sharing Agreement Pilot: Upper Colorado Conservation Project 

On the Western Slope, there is growing interest in the use of water sharing agreements - also known as alternative transfer methods (ATMs) - and other voluntary, temporary, and compensated approaches for enhancing environmental and recreational flows and providing temporary municipal supplies in times of shortage.
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Water Plan Grant Project: Colorado Parks & Wildlife Sees Gunnison River Restoration Project Completed

Colorado Parks and Wildlife, in partnership with the City of Gunnison, recently saw the final phase of a Gunnison River restoration project completed.

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Senate Confirms Board Appointments


The Colorado Senate officially confirmed Paul Bruchez to serve as the Colorado Water Conservation Board's Colorado River Basin representative during a hearing on April 21. Additionally, Directors Jessica Brody and Jackie Brown were confirmed for reappointments to the Board for their second terms.

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Upper Colorado River Commission Approves Drought Response Operations Plan for 2022

The Upper Colorado River Commission approved the 2022 Drought Response Operations Plan, which calls for 500,000 acre-feet of water to be released from Flaming Gorge Reservoir between May 2022 and April 2023 to protect critical elevations at Lake Powell

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CWCB Approves 50+ Water Plan Grants at March Meeting

During its March meeting, the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) - a group of 15 governor-appointed representatives from each major Colorado river basin with expertise in water policy and planning - approved 52 grants through the Water Plan Grant Program.

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