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.
In May 2019, Colorado joined seven other Upper Colorado River Basin states in signing a historic Drought Contingency Plan that will ensure continued compliance with the 1922 Colorado River Compact. As the Western United States faces a growing population and warming climate, it is more important than ever that Colorado and our neighbor states seek solutions for water efficiency to meet the demand of all water users. That is why the CWCB is working closely with the nine Basin Roundtables to update Basin Implementation Plans using new state-of-the-art data, tools, and climate change projections. Using lessons learning over the past five years as well as new tools, CWCB and the Basin Roundtables look forward to releasing an updated, comprehensive Water Plan in 2022.