For the love of Colorado, let’s save our water supply.

Everything you love about Colorado is connected back to water: kayaking, fishing, peaches, beer, the thriving economy. But the fact is, we’re using more water than the Colorado River supplies. Our population is booming. And snowpack, which feeds our rivers, has been below average all across Colorado most years since 2000. This year’s snowpack has been great, but it’s just a drop in the bucket compared to how much we’ll need. So in order to keep this amazing state a great place to live, work, and do business we need to support Colorado’s Water Plan.


The Colorado River is already the most stressed waterway in the nation.
700,000 additional acres of Colorado farmland are at risk of going dry.
More than 80% of our water comes from snowpack, which could decrease by as much as 50% by the end of the century.
The water supply originating in the Colorado River basin above Lake Powell could decrease by between 6% and 20% by 2050.
59% of our GSP (Gross State Product) is dependent on the Colorado River, totaling $188.95 billion.
By 2050, Colorado's population will double. But our water supply won't.

Don’t sell your kayak just yet. We have a plan.

Introducing Colorado’s Water Plan.

Colorado’s Water Plan is a comprehensive approach to solving our water gap. The plan was developed with the input of 30,000 farmers, scientists, and citizens from every corner of the state.

Click here to read the plan.

As groups across the state work on solving these thorny issues there are many resources out there. We encourage you to visit these sites for more in-depth analysis of the state's water issues.

Colorado's Rivers
Water for Colorado
Water Education Colorado

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Meet us at these upcoming events

Steamboat springs resort

Join the campaign in Steamboat Springs at the "Doing Good Its in Our Nature" Community Earth Day Celebration

April 4, from 1:00-3:00 in Gondola Square

summer 2020 OUtdoor retailer Happy Hour

Join us to learn about the campaign and how you can be involved

June 24th, from 3:30 to 5:30pm at The Camp on the Main Exhibit Floor (Register here)

Thank you to our partners in this effort

American Rivers
American Whitewater
Audubon Denver
Bonneville Environmental Foundation
Business for Water
Club 20
Colorado Cattleman's Association
Colorado Contractors Association
Colorado Municipal League
Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office
Colorado River Distcrict
Colorado Water Trust
Conservation Colorado
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
Environmental Defense Fund
Gates Family Foundation
National Young Farmers Coalition
The Greenway Foundation
The Nature Conservancy
The Trust for Public Land
Theodore Rosevent Conservation Partnership
Upper Gunnison River Water Conservation District
Water Now Alliance
Wester Resource Advocates