Rio Grande Water Leaders Course


See what we're up to! Check out our current projects page. We've been busy with the 5 Ditches Project and Stream Management Plans for the mainstems of the Rio Grande, Conejos, and Saguache Creek! We are also continuing work on the Del Norte Riverfront Project and finalizing the Upper Rio Grande Watershed Assessment. 

June 1, 2019

Save the date! The Runoff Runoff marathon, half marathon, and 6K are back for another year of summer fun. Early bird registration is open until April 19!

Vision Statement



Current Projects

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.

March 4 - 8, 2019

The Rio Grande Water Leaders Course is back for 2019! The course will be held each night from 6-9pm at the Rio Grande Water Conservation District. 

​News and Events 

Past and Current Project Sites

Runoff Runoff

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.