The West Divide Water Conservancy District (WDWCD), a Colorado governmental entity, was organized in 1964 for the purposes of conserving and developing land and water resources within its boundaries. The District includes portions of Garfield, Pitkin and Mesa Counties in Western Colorado.
A primary service of West Divide is to provide water right augmentation supplies within the District’s Service Area for all beneficial uses, and to promote the health, safety and welfare of the public while providing such service. West Divide has decreed several regional water right plans for augmentation that provide a legal supply of water to its constituents. The District also delivers physical water supplies in certain geographical areas.
West Divide has an approved Service Area which includes the Colorado River and Roaring Fork River corridors, Silt Mesa, Fourmile Creek, and East Divide Creek. The District offers several types of water service to help residents of its service area obtain a water supply including:
- Augmentation of individual, subdivision, commercial, and industrial wells
- Augmentation of irrigation use and pond evaporation
- Augmentation of direct hauling and pumping of water from local streams and rivers
- The delivery of irrigation water supplies from Alsbury Reservoir
The West Divide Water Conservancy District is also involved in regional issues that affect its citizens. These issues include water supply planning associated with existing and future water demands within the District, and the monitoring and management of water quality.
Please click on the West Divide link to learn more about West Divide’s services, and how water rights work in Colorado.