• VIDEO: Cache la Poudre River Restoration Project


    A new video showcases the City of Fort Collins' work at McMurry & North Shields Ponds, lowering unnaturally steep riverbanks & removing an abandoned dam.

    We supported the Fort Collins Natural Areas Department's conservation work by raising funds for deconstruction of a physical barrier, the Josh Ames Diversion Dam.

  • PHOTOS: Riverbank 2015


    Our photo gallery captures highlights from our 7th annual RiverBank fundraiser.

    Colorado Water Trust Board of Directors congratulate David Getches Flowing Waters Awardee, Alamosa RIVERKEEPER's Cindy Medina (PHOTO CREDIT: Chris Ainscough)


Defending a Western River With Art and Collaboration

Kirk Klancke has watched over the Fraser River for decades. "Education is what is going to save these rivers," he says.

In one of his many efforts to be a good steward to the presidential Fraser River, Kirk recognized that short-term water leasing could help boost local streamflows. When he approached his Board of Directors at Winter Park Ranch Water and Sanitation District, they enthusiastically supported his proposal to lease some of the District’s water to bolster streamflows on St. Louis Creek and the Fraser River.

Read more about Kirk’s efforts and the Fraser River in this great article by National Geographic.

What Can I Do with My Water?

What Can I Do with My Water?

Are you a water user wondering how you might use your water rights to restore flows in your local streams?  You’ve come to the right place.

The Colorado Water Trust team works with willing water users to improve streamflows in water-short streams.