In order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Department of Natural Resources is doing its part through social distancing in the workplace. Beginning on March 17, many of DNR's employees will work from home. However, the DNR and its agencies will remain open for business to serve the people of Colorado, and are available through phone and email. Please be patient and flexible as we adjust to this unprecedented circumstance, and know that we will respond to customers as soon as possible. Click here for COVID-19 updates.
Welcome to the Colorado Water Conservation Board's new website. We've made a lot of changes and hope that you find this new site easier to use. Once you've had a chance to look around, we'd love to get your feedback.
Colorado Master Irrigator
Agricultural producers under the Colorado Master Irrigator (CMI) program learn new tools and strategies to help sustain or preserve Ogallala aquifer levels in ways that are profitable for their operations.
Walsenburg City Lake Dam Project
Completed in 2019, the Colorado Water Conservation Board supported the City of Walsenburg with its Lake dam rehabilitation and enlargement project through nearly $10 million in loans and grant funding.
Governor Polis Signs Bill to Expand Voluntary Loans Process for Instream Flows
On March 20, Governor Jared Polis signed into law House Bill 1157 (HB20-1157), which provides additional tools to the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) for managing voluntary loans from water rights owners for the purposes of preserving and improving the natural environment.
Colorado Water Leaders Move Forward with Demand Management Investigation
On March 4 - 5, Colorado continued to carve the path forward in its Demand Management Feasibility Investigation during a two-day joint meeting between the Interbasin Compact Committee and eight Demand Management Workgroups
Colorado Water Plan Celebrates 5th Anniversary
Over the past five years since the launch of the Colorado Water Plan, it was seen great success. Through the Water Plan Grant Program, Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) has supported a variety of projects across the state, which have supported the goals and objectives of the Water Plan and made progress on more than 65% of the Plan’s critical actions.