Water keeps Colorado running

Growers, stream advocates, developers brace for changes to wetland rules

The U.S. Supreme Court could issue a new ruling as early as January as EPA prepares to finalize its own new regs later this year

Their decisions will affect which waters are protected under the Clean Water Act, the law that regulates the discharge of pollutants into the nation’s waters.

$47 B

is generated by Colorado agriculture each year

But the future is one of less water. How is agriculture using water more judiciously?


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.



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.

UPCOMING WEBINAR: Soil Health and Water

December 1

Please join us on Dec. 1 from 1-2 p.m. for a webinar looking at the connection between soil health and water. We’ll hear about resources and programs available through the Colorado Department of Agriculture, the on-farm implementation of soil health practices, and the positive outcomes seen when tying soil health, watershed health, and ag production together.

Register Here