Permanent legal protection of critical streamflows in nearly 70 miles of the Colorado River!


In 2008, The Conservation Alliance awarded American Whitewater a grant to launch American Whitewater's Colorado River Stewardship Program to protect and restore water flows in streams throughout Colorado.

On November 30th, 2011, Instream-Flow water rights that protect streamflows critical to ecosystem health on the Upper Colorado was filed, ensuring that the Colorado River will be protected from future dams and diversions. This is the first-of-its-kind protection for streamflows in iconic sections of the Colorado River, including Gore Canyon, Pumphouse, and State Bridge.

To learn more about American Whitewater's work on the Upper Colorado River, click here.