• GIVE MONTHLY: And help restore Colorado's rivers


    In honor of our 15th Anniversary, support Colorado's rivers year-round with a monthly gift of just $15. Your ongoing support makes a difference!

    Just $15/month will help us restore and protect Colorado's rivers for a sustainable water future!

  • CO GIVES DAY: Give to Colorado, Give to Rivers!


    Donate through Colorado Gives Day on or before December 6th and help us received additional incentive funds!

    Colorado Gives Day is a day to "Give Where You Live."

  • OUR WORK: Learn how we restore river flows.


    In our 15-year history, the Colorado Water Trust has put 23 flow restoration projects on the ground, returning water to 25 rivers and streams.

    The Roaring Fork River that runs through the City of Aspen, nearly dries up every summer. Learn how the Colorado Water Trust and its partners are boosting flows.


A Price for the Priceless

"...And yet, examples abound of Colorado water law flexing to accommodate changing state priorities. The nonprofit Colorado Water Trust and the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB)—the only entity in the state that can hold an instream flow water right—are now seeking water court approval for the state’s first permanent “split-season” water right on the Little Cimarron River in Gunnison County. The right, acquired by the Colorado Water Trust, will permit the same water to be used for agricultural irrigation in the early summer and then for instream flows that benefit fish in the fall..."


Excerpt from the 2016 Summer edition of Headwaters Magazine

Can My Water Help?

Can My Water Help?

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.