Our Partners

The citizens of Park County are fortunate to have two water conservancy districts focused on protecting our water.

CCWCD works closely with the Upper South Platte Water Conservancy District in pursuing our mission. On October 17, 1955 the Park County District Court signed the order to form the Upper South Platte Water Conservancy District covering about 2,760 square miles which includes the drainage basin upstream from the confluence of the North Fork and South Fork of the South Platte River and that portion of the Arkansas River basin in the southern portion of Park County.

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The district includes parts of Park, Jefferson, Teller, Douglas and Clear Creek Counties. The district was formed by citizen petition to protect the water rights that were still in operation in the basin. The focus of the Board of the Upper South Platte Water Conservancy District is driven by the interest to preserve and protect as much as possible the remaining agricultural water use and protect the future economic viability of the communities in the basin.

CCWCD and the USPWCD have formed the Headwater Authority of the South Platte (HASP). This is a business enterprise authorized by state statute that allows government water entities such as CCWCD and USPWCD to conduct business without running into limitations imposed by Tabor or other state statute. Please visit the website for HASP.

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CCWCD also works with the Park County Land and Water Trust Fund to collaborate on projects for the people of the County.

CCWCD found its inception in the hard work of the citizen coalition of the Park County Water Preservation Coalition and continues to count on citizen involvement and participation.

Other Resources

Colorado Division of Water Resources: This site includes contact information for the Colorado State Water Engineer as well maps and other information.

For information on the Colorado Water Courts for Division One and Division Two visit: http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Water/Index.cfm

Along with Our Partners that aid in our success, without our hard working Staff and Board, not of this would have been possible…thank you to our dedicated team!