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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 23-24, 2023

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Monday, January 23, 2023 (YouTube)

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 (YouTube)

 

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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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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Colorado River States Submit a Consensus-Based Modeling Alternative to Bureau of Reclamation

Six states reach consensus on criteria for environmental review to help protect lakes Powell and Mead

January 30, 2023 –States sharing the Colorado River submitted a letter to the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) that outlines a Consensus-Based Modeling Alternative for Reclamation to evaluate and incorporate into its development of a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to revise current Operating Guidelines (’07 Guidelines) for Glen Canyon Dam at Lake Powell and Hoover Dam at Lake Mead.

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2023 Colorado Water Plan Will Inspire Action to Build Stronger Water Future

To meet Colorado’s most critical water challenges, the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) finalized the 2023 Colorado Water Plan. First released in 2015, the Water Plan provides a comprehensive framework to guide collaborative action from water partners, agencies, and Coloradans.

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Commissioner Rebecca Mitchell Commends Upper Colorado River Commission Progress on Upper Colorado River Plans

The Upper Colorado River Commission (UCRC) announced significant progress in implementing its Five-Point Plan at its meeting on December 14, 2022, at the Colorado River Water Users Association Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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