Basalt Water Conservancy District

CollageThe Basalt Water Conservancy District was created in 1964 for the purposes of conserving, developing, and stabilizing water supplies for the benefit of users within the Roaring Fork Valley. The District’s Board consists of local individuals dedicated to these purposes.

What We Do…

We operate a comprehensive water supply plan that provides thousands of Roaring Fork Valley residents with dependable legal water supplies. The District’s water rights are used to benefit its contractees, by allowing them to continue to divert water at their well, spring, or surface diversion in times of shortage when their use would otherwise be curtailed. The District owns substantial domestic, municipal, and agricultural water rights, and maintains several reservoir storage contracts with the US Bureau of Reclamation for the release of water from Ruedi and Green Mountain Reservoirs.