Planning For Resilience

Big Thompson River Restoration Master Plan

Project Description

In 2014, with funds from Colorado Water Conservation Board and other partner contributions, the Big Thompson Watershed Coalition led the creation of a master plan that provided high level guidance for long-term flood recovery and restoration of the watershed. The specific area covered by the plan included over 80 river miles, from the main stem of the river from just below Olympus Dam to the confluence with the South Platte River, and key tributaries like the North Fork and Glen Haven area.

The Big Thompson River Restoration Master Plan was utilized by BTWC and partners to secure over $10 million dollars in on-the-ground implementation projects.