Water keeps Colorado running

35%

That’s how much flows in the Rio Grande have dropped over the last 20 years

But experts say efforts to save the iconic river are creating new tools that will help other crisis-riddled waterways in the American West

 

$47 billion

is generated by Colorado agriculture each year. 

But the future is one of less water. So how exactly can agriculture use water more judiciously? 

Colorado’s agricultural producers are making efficient use of water resources on the ground and in the greenhouse as they look ahead toward the future.

18

states and the Republic of Mexico share rivers that begin in Colorado.

9 interstate compacts determine how that water is shared.

Learn how water is shared and administered among states.

 

80%

of Coloradans drink water that flows out of national forest land – and forest fires threaten that water.

Forest, fire and water are inextricably linked.

Ash, nutrients and sediment pollute water after fires. Wildfires are a reality for those living in the West, but the impact on the landscape lingers long after the smoke is gone.

We ensure a better future for Colorado through water education.

CELEBRATE WECO’S 20th ANNIVERSARY: 2022 President’s Reception, September 8

Gather for an evening of celebration, networking, and awards as we honor water leadership and raise money for our work. Enjoy dinner and a fun-filled evening in celebration of the best in Colorado water.

Join us