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Josh Ames Diversion Dam Deconstruction

Josh Ames Diversion Dam Deconstruction

Josh Ames Diversion Dam Deconstruction

As of November 7, 2013, the Josh Ames Diversion Dam on the Cache la Poudre in Fort Collins is no longer! Built sturdy in the 1960s, but unused since the 1970s, this 8-foot high ...

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City of Aspen / Roaring Fork River

City of Aspen / Roaring Fork River

City of Aspen / Roaring Fork River

For decades, large water diversions have reduced the amount of water flowing in the upper Roaring Fork River; only a fraction of the native flow reaches the City of Aspen.  ...

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Winter Park Ranch W&S / Fraser River

Winter Park Ranch W&S / Fraser River

Winter Park Ranch W&S / Fraser River

The amount of water flowing in the heavily negotiated Fraser River has long been a topic of state-wide concern.  The instream flow water rights on the Fraser River are often ...

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McKinley Ditch/Little Cimarron River

McKinley Ditch/Little Cimarron River

McKinley Ditch/Little Cimarron River

The Little Cimarron River project offers a pioneering opportunity to provide streamflow and ecological benefits for the Little Cimarron River while keeping agricultural lands in ...

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Big Beaver Creek Reservoir / Big Beaver Creek & White River

Big Beaver Creek Reservoir / Big Beaver Creek & White River

Big Beaver Creek Reservoir / Big Beaver Creek & White River

CWT's Request for Water program catalyzed a water lease between Colorado Parks & Wildlife  (CPW) and the CWCB, resulting in the CWCB's lease of 3,000 acre-feet ...

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Bunte Highline Ditch / Willow Creek

Bunte Highline Ditch / Willow Creek

Bunte Highline Ditch / Willow Creek

CWT's largest direct flow lease through its Request for Water 2012 program, this water right sustained flows in Willow Creek downstream of Willow Creek Reservoir, down to its ...

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Yost Ditch / Deep Creek

Yost Ditch / Deep Creek

Yost Ditch / Deep Creek

Just outside of Dotsero along I-70, through its Request for Water 2012 program, CWT leased water from a small ditch to increase faltering flows in Deep Creek.  But for this ...

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Alamosa RIVERKEEPER ®

Alamosa RIVERKEEPER ®

Alamosa RIVERKEEPER ®

Over the last six years, CWT has served as a technical consultant to the Alamosa Riverkeeper for water rights and instream flow information as they work to restore the Alamosa ...

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Three Sisters Ditch / Hermosa Creek

Three Sisters Ditch / Hermosa Creek

Three Sisters Ditch / Hermosa Creek

In the San Juan National Forest just north of Durango, beautiful Hermosa Creek flows into the Animas River.  Diverting from Hermosa Creek, the Three Sisters Ditch water ...

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Stagecoach Reservoir / Yampa River

Stagecoach Reservoir / Yampa River

Stagecoach Reservoir / Yampa River

In an unprecedented contract among the Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District, the CWCB, and the Trust, through its Request for Water 2012 program, CWT utilized Colorado's ...

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Pitkin County Trust Agreement

Pitkin County Trust Agreement

Pitkin County Trust Agreement

In 2001, Pitkin County and CWT began discussing how the County could utilize its water rights to improve flows in the Roaring Fork Basin.  Turned out, it was a complicated ...

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Breem Ditch / Washington Gulch

Breem Ditch / Washington Gulch

Breem Ditch / Washington Gulch

Just outside of Crested Butte, a change of point of diversion and a contractual agreement with a downstream water supplier create an opportunity for instream flows on Washington ...

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CCC Ditch / San Miguel River

CCC Ditch / San Miguel River

CCC Ditch / San Miguel River

In the forty years since the CCC Ditch diversion dam was built on the San Miguel River, a 1500 foot stretch of river below the diversion dam would go dry when the San Miguel ...

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Peabody No. 1 Ditch / Blue River

Peabody No. 1 Ditch / Blue River

Peabody No. 1 Ditch / Blue River

When Jeannette and Howard Moser began planning to scale back their ranching operations, their local water commissioner, Scott Hummer, introduced them to the Colorado Water ...

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Hat Creek Ditch / Hat Creek

Hat Creek Ditch / Hat Creek

Hat Creek Ditch / Hat Creek

Hat Creek, home to native cutthroat trout, is a tributary of upper Brush Creek in Eagle County.  This water project is the result of years of collaboration among Vail ...

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