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. The CCP was completed in 2012 and began delivering water for Compact Compliance in 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

Senator Bennet’s CREP Improvement Act Summary

Senator Bennet’s CREP Improvement Act Summary

The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program Improvement Act sponsored by Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO.) and Senator Roger Marshall (R-KS) The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP), part of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), leverages federal and...

RRWCD Quarterly Board Meeting

RRWCD Quarterly Board Meeting

Date:               Tuesday, May 16, 2023 Time:               10:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Place: St. John's Lutheran Church Education Hall located at 405 S. Albany Street, Yuma, CO 80759 The Board will review the minutes of the February 21, 2023, quarterly Board meeting...

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