Colorado Water Conservation Board 75th Anniversary

 n 1937 the Colorado General Assembly approved the act creating the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB). Governor Ammons and the General Assembly recognized the need for a state agency to protect Colorado’s interests in the interstate streams that originated in the state by negotiating interstate compacts if possible, by defending against litigation if not. There was clearly the need to be vigilant regarding the actions of downstream states for the existing compacts. The state’s compact entitlements needed to be addressed through conservation and maximum utilization. The mission of the Colorado Water Conservation Board is the same as when written 75 years ago—to conserve, develop, protect, and manage Colorado’s water for present and future generations.