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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.

2014 Colorado River Salinity Review Released
The Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Forum has completed its draft review of the basinwide water quality standards for salinity as required by the Clean Water Act.  Instructions for viewing the report and providing comments can be found in the notice.

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.

    There will be an agenda item at the September 2014 CWCB meeting in Glenwood Springs regarding selection of this proposal for a fallowing-leasing pilot project.

    The 30-day comment period for this pilot proposal will close at 5:00pm on August 15, 2014. Please send your written comments via email to Tom Browning.  Be advised that all comments on the proposal will become part of the public record.

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

    For more information, click here

    FloodDSS Flood Threat Bulletin Now Available
    The Colorado Flood Threat Portal is now available.  The portal provides:
    • A daily assessment of flood potential around the state, issued at 11am each day from May through September.
    • Statewide 24-hr Precipitation Map
    • Daily Statewide Flood Threat Bulletin and Map
    • 7-15 Day Flood Threat Outlook (updated Mondays and Thursdays)

    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.

    9/11/2014 8:00 AM9/12/2014 5:00 PM

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     CWCB Events

    Water Availability Task Force Meeting9/17/2014 9:30 AM

     IBCC/Roundtable Events

    North Platte Roundtable9/23/2014 7:00 PM
    Colorado Roundtable 9/29/2014 12:00 PM
    Gunnison Roundtable 10/6/2014 4:00 PM
    Yampa/White Roundtable10/15/2014 6:00 PM

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