Scientists began modeling hydrology well before computers existed and continue to use best practices, blending experience, common sense, and new technology to forecast water supply conditions. As stress on the water supply increases, the need to protect, preserve and stretch every drop is critical. Conservation is the best and first approach to mitigating water supply shortages. The Colorado River Authority of Utah is committed to stewardship of this finite — and precious — resource through proactive conservation measures. The Authority will produce a roadmap for Utah’s Colorado River Basin, including use of our water supply, role of conservation, and other opportunities and underlying threats.


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“Utah is building on something we can rely on for 100+ years with the Colorado River Authority.”
– President of the Utah Senate, J. Stuart Adams