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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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In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Colorado Water Conservation Board's (CWCB) main office building at 1313 Sherman will remain closed to the public until further notice. The CWCB remains open for business through phone and email to serve the people of Colorado.  

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January 24 - 25 (Virtual)

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YouTube Livestream (Jan 24)

 

2022 Rules and Regulations for Regulatory Floodplains in Colorado
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Alternative Transfer Method Pilot: Upper Colorado Conservation Project 

On the Western Slope, there is growing interest in the use of 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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Wildfire Impact Emergency Loan to Support Watersheds Following Grizzly Creek Fire

The Colorado Water Conservation Board authorized the first 2020 Wildfire Impact Emergency loan to the City of Glenwood Springs in response to the Grizzly Creek Fire.

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Commissioner Mitchell Reaffirms Commitment to Tribes for Colorado River Matters

The 2021 Colorado River Water Users Association (CRWUA) Annual Conference kicked off on December 14 in Las Vegas, Nevada, gathering water leaders and stakeholders from across the Colorado River Basin

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Wildfire Ready Watersheds includes State Susceptibility Analysis and Mitigation Framework

Colorado Water Conservation Board staff has been directed to implement Senate Bill 21-240, also known as Wildlife Ready Watersheds. Signed by Governor Polis in June 2021, the legislation directed $30 million to CWCB to assess the susceptibility of Colorado’s water resources, communities, and critical infrastructure to post-wildfire impacts...

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Colorado River District and Colorado Water Conservation Board Offer Relief for Yampa Valley Agriculture

The Colorado River District and the CWCB announced a partnership to release up to 677 acre-feet of water from Elkhead Reservoir to provide relief to farmers and ranchers in the Yampa Valley impacted by severe drought conditions.

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