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2023 Colorado Water Plan Will Inspire Action to Build Stronger Water Future
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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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Important closure information

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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March 13-14, 2024

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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Task Force Report Supports Efforts to Create Climate-Adapted Urban Landscapes

The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) has released a final report from the 2023 Urban Landscape Conservation Task Force. The report embodies a broader, state-wide movement to rethink the way we look at urban outdoor water use and holistically address municipal water challenges. 

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CWCB Approves Funding for Continued Shoshone Preservation Efforts 

The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) has voted to recommend $20 million in funding to the Colorado River District as part of the annual Water Projects Bill contributing to a larger funding effort to secure Shoshone permanence and foster water security on the Colorado River.

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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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