Success Story 2014

Upper Colorado River

Gore Canyon, CO Photo: Nathan Fey
Upper Colorado River
American Whitewater
80 river miles protected

American Whitewater used our funding to support its Colorado River Campaign to secure permanent protection of critical river flows in 80 miles of the Upper Colorado River for world-class recreation and river-related habitat. AW reports that they have secured a Recreational In-Channel Diversion water right from the State of Colorado that reserves 2,500 CFS of water for recreational streamflows through Gore Canyon. This accomplishment triples the amount of water permanently reserved for fish and recreation through this 80-mile stretch of the Colorado River.