Colorado Water Conservation Board Drought Planning Toolbox

The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) Drought Planning Toolbox is designed to assist water users and local planners across the state in resiliency planning and response to drought.

The toolbox has drought information and data, as well as a comprehensive suite of planning resources and tools:

• Drought Status and Monitoring:  Information on the status of current drought conditions, drought indices, fire conditions, and other drought monitoring resources, including data and Water Availability/ Impact Task Force reports.

• Financial Assistance: Includes links to funding sources for the development of drought mitigation and response plans, as well as drought-related mitigation projects and relief during times of drought.

• Drought Planning Resources: Introduction to local drought planning and step-by-step guidance for developing local municipal drought management plans.

• Drought and Climate Change: Information on climate change and potential influences on drought.


The CWCB has developed the Municipal Drought Management Plan Guidance Document and the Sample of a Municipal Drought Management Plan that municipal water providers and local governments may use as reference tools in developing local drought management plans. Both of these documents can be found within the “Drought Planning Resources” area of the toolbox website. 




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