Online Resources

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Water-Related Resources

Stagecoach State Park
Stagecoach State Park sets the stage for great recreation in the lush Yampa Valley by Steamboat Springs. Vistas and views are backdrops to the 780-acre reservoir providing renown lake and river fishing.

Division of Wildlife
The overall Division of Wildlife (DOW) Water Section goal is to optimize water use for wildlife utilizing the following water management programs:
~In-Stream Flow Program
~DOW Water Rights Management
~Water Resource Stewardship
~Water Quality

Colorado Water Conservation Board
Since 1973, the CWCB has appropriated instream flow water rights on over 1,400 stream segments covering over 8,500 miles of stream and 477 natural lakes, and completed over 20 voluntary water acquisition transactions. 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.

The Colorado Water Trust
The Colorado Water Trust is a private, non-profit organization that engages in and supports voluntary efforts to restore and protect streamflows in the state of Colorado. These efforts include permanent acquisitions of water, leases of water, and physical solutions that achieve water conservation benefits.

Colorado Watershed Assembly
The Colorado Watershed Assembly is a coalition of local citizen watershed groups that networks information and resources from government agencies to communities so that local efforts are focused on local initiatives.

Colorado Water Congress
The Colorado Water Congress promotes the wise management and stewardship of the State’s water resources for the benefit of Colorado’s present and future generations.

Colorado’s Surface Water Conditions
The Colorado Division of Water Resources administers water rights and interstate compact agreements throughout the state. To administer these, the Division maintains a network of stream and reservoir monitoring sites which collect and transmit periodic data values.

Colorado’s Decision Support Systems (CDSS)
Colorado’s Decision Support Systems (CDSS) is a water management system being developed by the Colorado Water Conservation Board and the Colorado Division of Water Resources. The goal of this system is to assist in making informed decisions regarding historic and future use of water.

Colorado Water Quality Forum
The Colorado Water Quality Forum was created to provide an opportunity for an ongoing informal dialogue among diverse parties representing a broad spectrum of stakeholder interests in water quality management.

Colorado Water Courts
The Water Right Determination and Administration Act of 1969 created seven water divisions based upon the drainage patterns of various rivers in Colorado. Each water division is staffed with a division engineer, appointed by the state engineer; a water judge, appointed by the Supreme Court; a water referee, appointed by the water judge; and a water clerk, assigned by the district court.

EPA – Office of Water
We work to: ensure drinking water is safe; protect and restore oceans, watersheds, and other aquatic ecosystems; and provide healthy habitats for fish and wildlife, plants, and people

Natural Resources Conservation Service
The NRCS Snow Survey Program provides mountain snowpack data and streamflow forecasts for the western United States. Common applications of snow survey products include water supply management, flood control, climate modeling, recreation, and conservation planning.

US Bureau of Reclamation
Established in 1902, the Bureau of Reclamation is best known for the dams, powerplants, and canals it constructed in the 17 western states. These water projects led to homesteading and promoted the economic development of the West. Reclamation has constructed more than 600 dams and reservoirs including Hoover Dam on the Colorado River and Grand Coulee on the Columbia River.

USGS – Colorado
The USGS Colorado Water Science Centeris your source for water-resource information collected and interpreted by the U.S. Geological Survey in Colorado.

Water Resources Archive
The Colorado State University Water Resources Archive is a joint effort of the University Libraries and the Colorado Water Institute. Formally begun in 2001, the Archive consists of collections from individuals and organizations that have been instrumental in the development of water resources in Colorado and the West.

The Pueblo Cheiftain
It has been said that there is no better source for news on the Southern Colorado water issues than The Pueblo Cheiftain.

Other Water Districts

Colorado River District
The Colorado River Water Conservation District is a public water policy agency chartered by the Colorado General Assembly in 1937 to be “the appropriate agency for the conservation, use and development of the water resources of the Colorado River and its principal tributaries in Colorado.”

Mount Werner Water District
The Mount Werner Water District was formed in 1965 to provide water and sanitation services for the then newly developing Steamboat Ski Area and Resort.

Morrison Creek Water & Sanitation District
The Morrison Creek Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District Morrison is the water and sanitation service provider for the Stagecoach Development. Stagecoach is a rural community of approximately 500 residents located between Oak Creek and Steamboat Springs, in Routt County Colorado. It is a beautiful area surrounded by mountains and highlighted by its proximity to Stagecoach Reservoir. Recreational activitys abound here.

Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District
The District was established as the local agency to contract with the United States to build the Colorado-Big Thompson Project. The project stores water from the Colorado River headwaters in a series of reservoirs on Colorado’s West Slope. Water is transported, via the 13-mile Alva B. Adams Tunnel, through the mountains to the District’s seven-county service area on the East Slope.