CENTRAL COLORADO WATER CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
CCWCD is looking to the future in anticipation of increasing demands for water and working hard to meet the needs of our members.
Hunt Family Farms
Schafer Family Farms
Emerald Sod Farms
Chatfield Reallocation Project
Environmental needs & uses
It would take over 80,000-acre feet of consumptive use water, at 100% quota, to meet the demands of well water used each year to irrigate over 800-family farms in Northern Colorado under the Groundwater Management Subdistrict and Well Augmentation Subdistrict of CCWCD. Historical water allocations have been around 50%. That number can fluctuate slightly from year to year depending on the number of farms being served
To comply with these demands CCWCD relies on water storage facilities (reservoirs), recharge sites, surface water rights, and water leases.