About Us

Water is an irreplaceable natural resource; a critical component of our ecological system. This renewable resource is continuously recycled by evaporation, as water rises from the ocean and land through solar radiation and is redistributed through rainfall & snowmelt.

The movement of this water as it returns across property can sometimes cause problems. For over 99 years, the Grand Valley Drainage District has worked for the residents of this area to make sure that people’s land, crops, and homes were safe from drainage problems.

The Grand Valley Drainage District is a Special District that is a division of local government. Formed on September 7, 1915, the district is responsible for safely returning ground water, irrigation water and storm water to the Colorado River.

Historical review of the laws and contracts impacting the District’s mission and powers



WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE GRAND VALLEY

Important News & Events

SToRMWATER Protection

SToRMWATER Protection

IMROVEMENT PROJECTS

Read more about the projects we’re working on to reduce the risk of stormwater property damage. Read more about our history.

Your Responsibilities

Your Responsibilities

FOR WATER MANAGEMENT

We’ve made it easy for you to find the resources you need, from forms to GIS maps, to help with Mesa County Planning Department’s application process for development. Click here.

Stormwater Fees

Stormwater Fees

Under what authority can we collect fees?

Our fee collection is permissible based on the Colorado Revised Statutes, Title 37, Article 31, statutes 37-31-101 and 37-31-137. Read more here.