DROUGHT STATUS

WESTERN COLORADO

UPDATED AUGUST 20, 2020

 

ABOUT

DRIP

As a result of the 2002-2003 drought, the City of Grand Junction, Clifton Water District, the Town of Palisade and Ute Water Conservancy District collectively embarked upon the development of a regional Drought Response Plan. The Drought Response Plan (DRP) was designed to provide Governing Boards and City Councils with a set of options to consider when dealing with a prolonged drought event. 

 

One of the key components of the DRP was to initiate a Drought Response Information Project (DRIP) to provide public education through all sources of media on why and how to reduce per capita consumption across all water use classes in the respective service areas.

Gnome More and Waste Less

At DRIP, we're all about saving the drop. With the help of these H2O gnomes, we are gnomin’ around the valley providing helpful DRIP Tips, resources, education, and information to help you be drought aware. Get up to flow with DRIP, as our gnomes teach you how to reduce, reuse, and save H2O.

FLOWS

KNOW THE

24%

of residential water use

THE TOILET

Standard models use 1.6 gallons of water per flush.

A Watersense model uses 0.8-1.28 gallons of water per flush.

COLORADO'S WATERSHEDS

South Platte River

Arkansas River

North
Platte 

Yampa River

Rio Grande River

Colorado River

Gunnison River

Dolores River

KNOW WHERE IT GOES

STATEWIDE CONSUMPTIVE USE

OF COLORADO'S WATER IS USED FOR AGRICULTURE PURPOSES

OF COLORADO'S WATER IS USED FOR FOR MUNICIPAL PURPOSES

OF COLORADO'S WATER IS USED FOR FOR INDUSTRIAL PURPOSES

STATEWIDE MUNICIPAL PATTERNS

OF COLORADO'S WATER IS USED FOR OUTDOOR RESIDENTIAL PURPOSES

OF COLORADO'S WATER IS USED FOR INDOOR RESIDENTIAL PURPOSES

OF COLORADO'S WATER IS USED FOR INDOOR NON-RESIDENTIAL PURPOSES

OF COLORADO'S WATER IS LOST

OF COLORADO'S WATER IS USED FOR OUTDOOR PARK & COMMERCIAL

EXPERTS

MEET THE

The Drought Response Information Project is comprised of multiple entities that meet once a month to discuss current drought conditions and water supply. The committee ensures that each participating entity is communicating the same message about water supply and water conservation. 

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