Lower Colorado Water Supply Project

The Colorado River Board of California was established in 1937 by State statute to protect California’s rights and interests in the resources provided by the Colorado River and to represent California in discussions and negotiations regarding the Colorado River and its management.

California’s rights and interests in the water and power resources of the Colorado River System are vital to the State’s economy. Seven counties in Southern California, with a population of about 17 million, more than half of the state’s population, receive water and hydroelectric energy from the Colorado River.