Learning More About Xeriscape

Whether installing a new landscape or retrofitting an existing landscape, some water-saving options are available.   Xeriscape is a water conscious, creative landscape. Xeriscape started in Colorado as part of a regionally-adapted Gardening style and there are many local xeriscape information resources. Brochures and fact sheets are available from botanic Gardens and water utilities, and…

Denver Water Sources

There are two primary types of water: surface water and ground water. Surface water is water found above ground — in seas, rivers, creeks and lakes. Ground water is water below the earth’s surface in deposits called aquifers. Some communities in Colorado use surface water while others use a mix of surface and ground water.…

Colorado Water Division

All the water in Colorado is from precipitation and all the rivers in Colorado flow out to other states. That’s why Colorado carefully manages our state’s water through a well-organized system of water divisions. Colorado is divided into seven water divisions, each organized around a major drainage basin or group of rivers. Division One is…