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Colorado's Water Plan

People love Colorado. Our iconic mountains, rivers, minerals, plains, communities, forests, snow, wildlife, and wilderness have drawn people by the millions to our centennial state. Our population has ballooned from 1 million in 1930 to over 5 million today, and could nearly double by 2060. Sustaining this growth requires water. With this projected pace of growth, how do we preserve what we love about our state?  Colorado’s Water Plan has answers.

5-Year Anniversary of the Water Plan

In 2020 we're celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the Water Plan.  To learn more about the accomplishments of the Water Plan over the last five years, read our Fact Sheet.

5-Year Anniversary Fact Sheet cover image

Technical Update to the Water Plan

The final Technical Update to the Water Plan was presented to the Colorado Water Conservation Board on September 19th, 2019. The study and all supporting materials are available on this website

Front page of the water plan

What's New

July 18, 2019
July 18th, 2019 marks the preliminary release of the Technical Update to the Water Plan.
February 8, 2019
"Demand Management is a method to reduce consumptive use in an effort to prevent a call for curtailment under the Colorado River Compact...With the finalization o
August 6, 2018
AWWA M36 Water Audit Training is being offered to urban water systems across Colorado.

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