Sustainability

Fun Colorado Water Facts

  • On average in Northern Colorado, each person uses 160 gallons of water daily (inside and outside the house).
  • If Horsetooth Reservoir was filled with soda pop instead of water, it would take 548 billion 12-ounce cans.
  • More than half of all the water used in and around the home goes to keep lawns green.
  • Four major rivers – the Colorado, Platte, Arkansas, and Rio Grande – originate in Colorado.
  • An estimated 80 percent of Colorado's water supply originates as snowpack.
  • Grand Lake is the largest natural lake in Colorado.
  • The average annual precipitation in Northern Colorado is about 15 inches.

Source:  Northern Water