PROTECTING AGRICULTURE, THE ENVIRONMENT, RECREATION & WATER SUPPLY

FOR WESTERN COLORADO

COLORADO WATER PLANGET FUNDING

Colorado Basin Roundtable

The Colorado Basin Roundtable (CBRT) is a group of water managers and stakeholders who work to solve water-related issues within the Colorado River Basin in the state of Colorado from its headwaters in Rocky Mountain National Park to the Utah state line. In addition to providing information and action, the CBRT is a source of funding for numerous and varied water projects within the basin.

Established in 2005 by the Colorado Legislature, we are a group representing the various water interests within the Colorado River Basin so that we can work together to solve water-related needs for the future of the basin and the state.

Our goals are to protect, conserve and develop water supplies within the Colorado Basin and the Western Slope of Colorado for future needs.

Colorado Basin Roundtable

WATER. IT’S NOT JUST FOR DRINKING.

Our Mission

The purpose/mission of the Colorado Basin Roundtable is to develop long-term solutions to intra-basin water needs, and collaborate with the other eight Roundtables in the state to find solutions to inter-basin water issues.

Our members include people from agriculture, domestic water providers, environmental and recreation entities, and interested citizens.

Roundtable Priorities

  • Address shortages in the headwaters area
  • Look at the impacts of transbasin firming projects
  • Look at compact delivery impacts to existing and future in-basin water rights
  • Ensure endangered species’ needs do not negatively impact future in-basin needs
  • Identify nonconsumptive needs for environmental and recreational flow

Colorado Basin Roundtable Area Map

9,830 Total Square

miles within the Basin

250 Miles

length of Colorado River within the Basin

35 Members

comprise the Roundtable

6 Counties

located within the Basin

Debeque Canyon spillway

Colorado Water Plan

The Colorado Water Plan is a roadmap that leads to a productive economy, vibrant and sustainable cities, productive agriculture, a strong environment, and a robust recreation industry. It sets forth the measurable objectives, goals, and actions by which Colorado will address its projected future water needs and measure its progress.

Colorado Basin Implementation Plan

The Colorado Basin Roundtable, in conjunction with the state’s other eight Basin Roundtables, was tasked with submitting a Basin Implementation Plan as its contribution to the Colorado Water Plan, by identifying how future water needs will be met through existing or new projects, policies, and processes to the year 2050.

Crystal River near Marble, CO