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The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) represents each major water basin, Denver and other state agencies in our joint effort to use water wisely and protect our water for future generations. 

Road Damaged by Flooding Flood Hydrology Reports Available
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), in partnership with the Colorado Water Conservation Board, has undertaken an extensive remodeling effort of flood hydrology for the major watersheds affected by the September 2013 flood.  Watersheds analyzed include the Big Thompson River, the Little Thompson River, St. Vrain Creek, Left Hand Creek, Boulder Creek, and Coal Creek.  The goal of this effort is to update flood hydrology for these watersheds using current rainfall-runoff modeling techniques and modern point precipitation depths.  These design hydrology models use detailed information obtained during the 2013 flood to calibrate results.  Results from these hydrologic studies are planned to be used in updating floodplain maps throughout the flood-affected area. To access these studies please see "Post Flood Reports" on the right side of the 2013 Flood Response page.

Climage Change Report CWCB Releases New Report that Highlights How Climate Change May Affect Water in Colorado
This report is a synthesis of climate science relevant for management and planning for Colorado’s water resources. It focuses on observed climate trends, climate modeling, and projections of temperature, precipitation, snowpack, and streamflow. The report utilizes a mid-21st century time frame that can be used in the development of adaptation strategies by the State of Colorado and other water entities. More...

    New Proposal for the Fallowing-Leasing Program

    Information regarding the Catlin Pilot Project proposal can be found here.

    Following CWCB approval (selection) of the pilot proposal at its September meeting in Glenwood Springs, a full application was submitted by the sponsors. The 75-day public comment period is now active. Please send all comments via email to Tom Browning. Be advised that all comments will be included in the public record.

    Flood Proofing & Flood Recovery Workshops September 16-18, 2014

    For more information click here

    Workshop Presentations:

    Chatfield ReservoirChatfield Reservoir Reallocation Project
    The CWCB is working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a coalition of local interests to investigate the conversion of existing storage space in the reservoir for joint-use water supply purposes.

    11/19/2014 8:30 AM11/20/2014 5:00 PM
    Berthoud, CO

     CWCB Events

    CWCB Board Meeting11/19/2014 8:30 AM

     IBCC/Roundtable Events

    Gunnison Roundtable 10/6/2014 4:00 PM
    Arkansas Roundtable 10/8/2014 12:30 PM
    Yampa/White Roundtable10/8/2014 6:00 PM
    Rio Grande Roundtable10/14/2014 2:00 PM
    South Platte Roundtable10/14/2014 4:00 PM
    Metro Roundtable 10/15/2014 4:00 PM
    Colorado Roundtable 10/27/2014 12:00 PM
    North Platte Roundtable10/28/2014 7:00 PM
    Southwest Roundtable11/12/2014 3:00 PM

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