Climate change and growing populations in the West are putting our rivers and lakes in danger, as water demands increase beyond what our rivers can provide. The West is one of the fastest growing regions in the nation, and we must take steps to safeguard our rivers and lakes through wiser water management and updated water policies and laws.

With smarter solutions, water demands for our communities and farms can be met while keeping enough water to make rivers and lakes healthy.

We envision a future where the West’s rivers and lakes have abundant clean water to support fish and wildlife, communities and farms, and world class recreational opportunities. The Colorado River will flow to the sea.

Check out our interactive Water in the West Tools!

Want to know more about snowpack, streamflow, and water scarcity in the West? We update our Water in the West tools monthly across every state in which we work to protect the rivers and lakes in the West!