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The Republican River Water Conservation District is an independent entity that is entirely self-governed. The Colorado State Legislature created the District in 2004 to assure local involvement in the State’s efforts to comply with the Republican River Compact between Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska. The fifteen members of the Board of Directors are residents of the basin appointed by the Commissioners of local counties, Boards of ground water management districts, and the Colorado Ground Water Commission.

The District promotes conservation through voluntary participation. By utilizing federal programs, the District has brought in millions of federal dollars to offer financial incentives to producers who voluntarily retire water rights to reduce consumptive use to the stream flows. These water retirements reinforce the District’s efforts to conserve the Ogallala Aquifer for future generations.

Current focus toward compact compliance is through a $60,000,000 locally funded pipeline project. The water source for the pipeline comes from existing irrigation wells with pumping limited to historic use. The compact compliance pipeline was completed on April 4, 2014.

 Official Posting Place
RRWCD Board Retreat - Thursday, August 03, 2017

RRWCD Board Retreat

November 30th - December 1st 2017

Embassy Suites Denver Stapleton

4444 North Havanna Street

Denver CO 80239



Colorado Water Nov/Dec 2017 Colorado Water Nov/Dec 2017 - Thursday, November 16, 2017

 Please follow the link below to see the current issue of Colroado Water.  You can also find past (and Future) issues on the website.  

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RRCA Resolutions - Monday, August 29, 2016

08-23-2016 To view the signed 'Resolution by the Republican River Water Conservation District Board of Directors Regarding Resolving Certain Issues Between the States of Kansas & Colorado Regarding the Republican River Compact', click here.

08-24-2016 To view the signed 'Resolution Regarding Required Changes to the RRCA Accounting Procedures & Reporting Requirements Regarding Non-Irrigation Season Canal Diversions for Groundwater Recharge Purposes', click here.

08-24-2016 To view the signed 'Resolution Approving Long-Term Agreements Related to the Operation of Harlan County Lake for Compact Call Years', click here.

08-24-2016 To view the signed 'Resolution by the Republican River Compact Administration Approving Operation and Accounting for the Colorado Compact Pipeline and Colorado's Compliance Efforts in the South Fork Republican River Basin', click here.

08-24-2016 To view the revised Republican River Compact Administration Rules & Regulations, click here.

The Jim Hutton Educational Foundation Lawsuit Information

Hutton Foundation vs State Engineer Dick Wolfe - For a copy of the complaint,
click here.

To view the public notice served by the Hutton Foundation on the RRWCD,
click here

To view the article submitted by RRWCD titled 'Hutton Foundation Forced to Notifiy Well Owners,' 
click here

The Colorado Judicial Branch's website, which has a current list of documents filed in the Hutton Foundation lawsuit case #15CW3018,
click here

To view the Order Granting the Colorado Ground Water Commission's Motion to Dismiss Jim Hutton Educational Foundation's Second Claim for Relief and a Portion of Jim Hutton Educational Foundation's Third Claim for Relief,
click here.

Contact Information

410 Main Street – Suite 8
Wray, CO 80758
970-332-3553 FAX
Contact Us

Office hours 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (Monday thru Friday), closed 12:00 – 12:30 for lunch

Posting Location – The official locations for posting District information is the bulletin board at the Yuma County Courthouse in Wray, and
here on the Official Posting Place.

RRWCD Meeting Dates

The dates for the regular quarterly board meetings have been set by statute to be the second Thursday of January, April, July and October.  The dates for the next 12 months are: 


January 11, 2018 - Burlington, CO

April 12, 2018 - Yuma, CO

July 12, 2018 - Holyoke, CO

October 11, 2018 - Wray, CO

Legislative Reports

UPDATED! To access the Legislative reports to the Colorado Legislature bills we are following for the district, click here


To read the article submitted by RRWCD President Rod Lenz, click here.

To read the Tip Jack water right Findings of Fact & Conclusions,
click here

RRWCD Receives Report on Judge Hartmann's Decision in Hutton Foundation vs. State Engineer. To read the full article submitted by Deb Daniel,
click here.

Hutton Lawsuit Threatens Shut Down of Irrigation Wells in the Republican River Basin. To read the full article submitted by the RRWCD, click here.

The Compact Compliance Pipeline is operating! To read the full article submitted by Deb Daniel,
click here.

Special Master William Kayatta, Jr. issued his report in the United States Supreme Court case where Kansas sued Nebraska for damages for Nebraska's compact violations for 2005 and 2006. To view the report,
click here

Arbitrator Martha O. Pagel has issued her report on the Colorado Compact Compliance Pipeline dispute pursuant to the Final Settlement Stipulation. To view the report, click here.

Arbitrator Martha O. Pagel has issued her report on the Bonny Reservoir Proposal dispute to Final Settlement Stipulation. To view the report, click here.

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