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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
Posted - Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Republican River Water Conservation District
 Quarterly Board Meeting

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Yuma, Colorado

Notice to be posted in the future

The Jim Hutton Educational Foundation Lawsuit Information

Date:            Description:
2-23-2015    Hutton Foundation vs State Engineer Dick Wolfe - For a copy of the complaint,
click here.

10-8-2015    To view the public notice served by the Hutton Foundation on the RRWCD,
click here

10-28-2015  To view the article submitted by RRWCD titled 'Hutton Foundation Forced to Notifiy Well Owners,' click here

11-18-2015  To be directed to Colorado Agricultural Preservation Association's (CAPA) website, click here.
                    To be directed to CAPA's membership application, click here. Applications are due by December 8th!
11-20-2015  The self representation template that was developed by YCWA Attorney Steve Sims in now available on                              CAPA's website. To downloand the template, click here. There is a $158.00 filing fee associated with this. 



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: 

April 14, 2016 - Yuma, CO

July 14, 2016 - Holyoke, CO

October 13, 2016 - Wray, CO

January 12, 2017 - Burlington, 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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