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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This Plan is a roadmap that leads to a productive economy, vibrant and sustainable cities, productive agriculture, a healthy environment, and a robust recreation industry.
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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.   

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Featured Projects

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. 
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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.
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Demand Management

The Upper Colorado River Basin States are beginning to investigate the feasibility of a potential Upper Basin Demand Management program. Learn More

A Message regarding meetings and COVID-19

Next Board Meeting

May 20 & 21, 2020
Southwest Basin

News

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.

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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 

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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.

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