Five Ditches Project

This spring, we wrapped up one of our largest projects to date, which involved improving irrigation infrastructure and the surrounding riparian habitat along the Rio Grande. Check out our newsletter highlighting the project's accomplishments!

Vision Statement



Del Norte Playwave Webinar

June 3, 5pm -This community informational webinar will be hosted on Zoom by project partners and engineers, and will provide more information about the playwave and its functionality. Attendees are asked to register in advance here.

Current Projects

​News and Events 

Past and Current Project Sites

RGHRP selected as Local Expert for BIP

Basin Implementation Plans (BIP) statewide are being updated and the RGHRP was selected to facilitate the Rio Grande's BIP update. To learn more, visit www.rgbrt.org.


See what we're up to! Check out our current projects page. The Stream Management Plans for the mainstems of the Rio Grande, Conejos, and Saguache Creek are nearly complete! We are also continuing work on the Del Norte Riverfront Project and planning Phase 5 of our Streambank Stabilization Program. 

The Rio Grande Headwaters Restoration Project is working to improve the function of the Rio Grande in Colorado. This means the river will:
  • Provide high-quality water throughout the Rio Grande in Colorado;
  • Sustain sufficient flow for sediment transport, native riparian vegetation, aquatic and wildlife habitats - all while meeting the Rio Grande Compact obligations; 
  • Support the existing agricultural lifestyle;
  • Contribute to groundwater recharge; 
  • Enhance and sustain aesthetic and recreational values for the residents and visitors to the watershed;
  • Be connected to the floodplain, oxbows, and upland habitat.
Our Mission:

To restore and conserve the historical functions and vitality of the Rio Grande in Colorado for improved water quality, agricultural water use, riparian health, wildlife and aquatic species habitat, recreation and community safety while meeting the Rio Grande Compact.