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Northern Water is a public agency created in 1937 to contract with the federal government to build the Colorado-Big Thompson Project. The C-BT Project provides supplemental water to more than 640,000 acres of irrigated farm and ranch land and about 985,000 people in Northeastern Colorado.

Northern Water and the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation jointly operate and maintain the C-BT Project, which collects West Slope water and delivers it to portions of eight Northeastern Colorado counties. In addition, Northern Water collects, distributes and monitors weather and water quality data, tracks streamflows and reservoir levels, and provides water planning and water conservation information.

Northern Water headquarters

Northern Water Headquarters

The headquarters in Berthoud, CO includes an office building, maintenance facilities, Conservation Gardens and the Colorado-Big Thompson Project Interpretive Area.
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Who We Are

Northern Water distributes water to portions of eight counties in Northeastern Colorado via the C-BT Project’s West Slope collection system and East Slope distribution system. Learn more»

Board of Directors

Northern Water’s 12-member board of directors represents portions of eight counties encompassing 1.6 million acres. Learn more»

Contact / Find Us

Get directions to the Northern Water headquarters as well as address, e-mail, phone and fax information. Learn more»


See information about current events and meetings and download information about past events. Learn more»

Department Directory

Find managers' contact information for all Northern Water departments on this page. Learn more»
Records Access Guidelines & Costs
Guidelines and costs for public access to Northern Water & Municipal Subdistrict records are on this page. Learn more»

Financial Information

Northern Water’s current and past annual financial reports, budget information, debt schedules and request for proposals information are in this section. Learn more»

Water Education

Northern Water’s educational efforts include public presentations, teacher education materials and water conservation information. Learn more»


Find Northern Water career openings and apply for a position.
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Learn about the history of Northern Water, the Colorado-Big Thompson Project and the Windy Gap Project. Learn more»

Annual Reports

The Northern Water annual report is published in the spring each year and reviews major water-related issues. Learn more»