Coordinated Reservoir Operations (CROS) – The purpose of CROS is to to enhance the peak flow in the 15-Mile Reach of the Colorado River to improve habitat conditions for 4 endangered fish species. The Colorado River District’s Wolford Mountain Reservoir is a participant in CROS.
Colorado Water Plan
In May 2013, Governor John Hickenlooper issued an executive order that Colorado create its first water plan in order that the state find balanced water supply solutions as population grows. In the absence of a plan, the status quo is that municipal utilities will continue to buy and dry irrigated agricultural lands and convert the water rights to urban use. The first draft was completed in December 2014. A final plan is due December 2015.
– Protecting Western Colorado Ag is Critical
– Colorado’s Water Plan – Addressing Future Transbasin Diversions
– Water Banking Work Advances Study of Split-season Irrigation
– Shoshone Study Launched
“In the world of water, most of the major issues in water resource protection, planning and development benefit from the view point provided by such a large District.” – Jon Stavney, President, Colorado River District Board of Directors