• City of Aspen Explores Streamflow Solutions


    The City of Aspen used one of its senior water rights to benefit flows through a critical reach of the Roaring Fork River.

    The Roaring Fork River brings beauty and ambiance as it flows down the valley and through Aspen

  • Cache la Poudre River Restoration Project


    A time lapse video, created by the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department, showcases the removal of the Josh Ames Diversion from the Cache la Poudre River.

    Two excavators deconstruct the Josh Ames Diversion Dam on November 4, 2013


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.