Over the last decade Colorado has faced
substantial and increasingly complex water related challenges.
- The sources of these challenges are as diverse as the state itself.
- We welcome you to read on to learn more about how water is managed in Colorado
- and, specifically, how water challenges are managed in the South Platte basin.
Did you know that the South Platte basin…
- is home to the Denver Metropolitan area and several other growing communities (such as Boulder, Loveland, Greeley, and Fort Collins) which together account for over half of the state’s economic activity?
- contains seven of the top ten agricultural producing counties in Colorado?
- is also home to the State’s most-visited state parks and the eastern half of Rocky Mountain National Park?
Learn more using the map below. The red area is the Metro Basin and the blue area is the rest of the South Platte Basin. Click counties outlined in white to see contact information for the roundtable representative. Use the “+” to zoom in and locate waterways (click to see name of waterway).
Learn more about plans for water in your area and get involved!
Links to key documents:
- NEW! South Platte Storage Study Final Report
- Colorado Water Plan
- Colorado Water Plan South Platte Basin FAQ
- Colorado Water Plan – South Platte Basin section
- South Platte Basin Implementation Plan
- South Platte Basin Implementation Plan Executive Summary
- South Platte Basin Implementation Plan Brochure
- List of South Platte Basin Identified Projects and Processes
- Republican River Basin Factsheet
- Guide to Water Resource Acronyms