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.  

IT’S CRAZY TO THINK ABOUT COLORADO WITHOUT ENOUGH WATER

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

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.

Help us save Colorado’s water supply.

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Happy Hour

Join us for a preview of the statewide campaign that will increase awareness of the water crisis, educate citizens and motivate them to act.

June 19th, from 4:30 to 6pm at The Camp on the Main Exhibit Floor.


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Expert Panel

Source to Sea Expert Panel: Lessons Learned from Running Rivers. Learn about the state of Colorado’s rivers from those who know them best.

June 19, from 3:30 to 4:30pm at The Camp on the Main Exhibit Floor.

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Thank you to our partners in this effort

American Rivers
American Whitewater
Audubon Denver
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
The Nature Conservancy
The Trust for Public Land
Theodore Rosevent Conservation Partnership
Upper Gunnison River Water Conservation District
Water Now Alliance
Wester Resource Advocates