The Compact

Gain a deeper understanding of the Republican River Compact

What You Need to Know
About the Compact

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. 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.

Primary 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. Projected completion of the proposed compact compliance pipeline is 2014.

Compact Info

View the compact, original complaint and motion, and more.

Map of Wells and Irrigated Acres

View a map of wells and irrigated acres within the South Fork Focus Zone (SFFZ)

Related Information

May RRWCD Quarterly Board Meeting

May RRWCD Quarterly Board Meeting

RRWCD to Hold Quarterly Board MeetingThe Board of Directors of the Republican River Water Conservation District (RRWCD) will hold their regular quarterly board meeting at Quintech, located in Yuma, Colorado, on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, starting at 10:00AM. Quintech is...

Public Notice

Public Notice

Regarding a Potential for a Future Per Acre-Foot Fee that Could Include 2022 Water Use

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