Security Water participants in a statewide water education campaign called, Colorado Water: Live Like You Love It! The campaign educates the public on where our water comes from and ways you can conserve water and protect water quality.
The snow that falls in the Colorado Rockies not only provides water to about 5 million Coloradans, but also to people living in 18 other states. Colorado is the only state other than Hawaii where water flows out of its borders, but doesn’t flow in.
In Colorado, most of the water we use comes from the snowfall in the Rocky Mountains, which acts like a frozen reservoir. Spring runoff from the snow feeds our streams, rivers, lakes, groundwater and reservoirs — starting points for the West’s water supply. This precious resource is then treated, used and returned to evaporate into snow and rain again. The water cycle recycles again and again.