ACRE FEET OF WATER ANNUALLY DISCHARGED INTO THE COLORADO RIVER
The Healthy Rivers program was created by a 0.1 sales tax (equal to 10 cents of every $100 purchase) authorized by Pitkin County voters in 2008. The tax measure mandates the River Board's objectives as follows:
IMPROVING WATER QUANTITY & QUALITY
We maintain and improve water quality and quantity within the Roaring Fork watershed.
PROTECTING WATER FOR THE WATERSHED
We purchase, adjudicate changes of, lease, use, bank, sell, and protect water rights for the benefit of the Roaring Fork watershed.
AUGMENTING STREAM FLOWS
We work to secure, create and augment minimum stream flows in conjunction with non-profits, grant agencies, and appropriate State and Federal agencies to ensure ecological health, recreational opportunities, and wildlife and riparian habitat.
PROMOTING WATER CONSERVATION
We promote water conservation.
ENHANCING WATERSHED FACILITIES
We improve and construct capital facilities that contribute to the objectives listed above.