Colorado Water Knowledge is sponsored by the Colorado Water Center at CSU. The Colorado Water Center leads interdisciplinary research, education, and outreach to address complex and evolving water-related challenges in Colorado and beyond. It does so by fostering collaboration between higher education and water stakeholders, synthesizing objective water knowledge to inform decision-making, and inspiring the next generation of water leaders.

Despite Colorado’s arid climate, the state holds headwaters for four major rivers (the Rio Grande, Arkansas, South Platte and Colorado), plus many tributaries, smaller streams, lakes and reservoirs. Thus, water conservation, politics, quality and other factors are all important for understanding the complexity of water issues in Colorado. Colorado Water Knowledge offers basic water facts and background information to aid in the understanding of Colorado water systems.