State of the Rockies Project 2016 Poll
According to a Colorado College State of the Rockies Poll, water levels and drought concerns now eclipse economic concerns in Colorado and the West. View additional related poll results, and Colorado stats.
Colorado Water Plan Community Meetings
Find out about community meetings across the state to learn about and comment on the second draft of the water plan.
Conservation Groups Comment on Water Plan’s Latest Draft
Colorado’s leading conservation and recreation organizations pointed to how the second draft of the Colorado Water Plan was improved by setting water conservation goals.
Colorado Water Plan Essentials
A Colorado Water Plan is being drafted that will provide a secure water future for our state, but only if it makes conservation its cornerstone.
Colorado Water Plan Graphic
Modernize Agriculture. Avoid Trans-Mountain Diversions. Champion Healthy Rivers. Increase Conservation.
Four points we can ALL get on board with for Colorado’s Water Plan. Infographic.
Colorado Water Plan Timeline
The timeline of events for the Colorado Water Plan has been updated.
State of the Rockies Project 2015 Poll
According to a Colorado College State of the Rockies Poll, a significant shift has occurred with Western voters now viewing water as an extremely or very serious problem over unemployment. View additional related poll results:
- Graphical Focus on Water
- 2015 Conservation in the West State Reports
- 2015 Conservation in the West State Topic Reports
- Latino Voters
- Millennial Voters
- Public Lands
- Why the West?
Colorado Statewide Water Poll Key Findings
Review the key findings of the statewide water poll conducted by the bipartisan team of Keating Research and Public Opinion Strategies.
Colorado Sportsman Organizations Appeal to Hickenlooper, Water Board
A group of Colorado sportsman organizations wrote a letter about maintaining our state’s water and wildlife to Gov. Hickenlooper and Colorado Water Conservation Board Director, James Eklund.
Infographic: Key to Solving Colorado’s Water Woes
Draft Basin Implementation Plans
The state of Colorado is facing the prospect of significant water supply challenges in the future. Stakeholders in each of the state’s major river basins are developing “basin implementation plans” for how to meet these challenges within their basins. Review drafts of 8 Basin Implementation Plans from:
- Colorado Basin Implementation Plan
- Gunnison Basin Implementation Plan
- Arkansas Basin Implementation Plan
- North Platte Basin Implementation Plan
- Rio Grande Basin Implementation Plan
- South Platte – Metro Implementation Plan
- Southwest Basin Implementation Plan
- Yampa-White-Green Basin Implementation Plan
Colorado Water Conservation Board Plan Process
Read the Colorado Water Conservation Board’s process for soliciting comments about the state’s water plan.
Frequently Asked Questions
Explore the Colorado Water Plan Frequently Asked Questions for more information about what the water plan will include and why now.
Read Gov. Hickenlooper’s executive order directing the Colorado Water Conservation Board to begin work on the Colorado Water Plan.
Colorado Water Plan: Urban Conservation
Water management solutions are cost-effective, incremental, and flexible, which is exactly the type of solution needed to effectively manage our urban water system in an uncertain future. Read the white paper on urban conservation written by Western Resource Advocates.
Colorado Water Plan: Reuse
The Colorado State Water Plan should acknowledge reuse as an attractive and viable alternative to be considered by all water users as alternative strategies are compared. Learn more about reuse as an alternative strategy in the Western Resource Advocates white paper.
Colorado Water Plan Fact Sheet
How will the water plan impact Colorado bird species that depend on healthy habitats? Audubon Rockies developed a Colorado Water Plan Fact Sheet outlining the anticipated impact on birds.
Common Water Perceptions
Northwest Colorado Council of Governments responds to common water perceptions with water facts.
Colorado Water Supply Gap Facts
Northwest Colorado Council of Governments discusses the gap between Colorado’s water supply and demand.