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NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program - Colorado River Basin

Irrigated agriculture is vitally important to the economy and quality of life in many areas of the Colorado River Basin. It also accounts for a significant share of the basin’s existing water use, shared among 33 million people in the United States plus 3 million in Mexico. Faced with historic drought conditions and water supply pressures, farmers, ranchers, Indian tribes and other water users are in urgent need of accelerated conservation on working agricultural lands.

With the CCA designation, USDA will build on existing strong partnerships in the region to accelerate conservation efforts to address these internationally significant conservation issues. Working alongside a broad spectrum of partners who will bring additional investments for conservation, NRCS will focus assistance on promoting soil health, improving irrigation, addressing drought and helping to promote sustainable use of water resources throughout the basin.

This dataset includes a printer-friendly CCA map and shapefiles for GIS.

Parent Record
Release Date
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
POLYGON ((-116.3671875 32.694865977875, -114.08203125 31.578535426473, -110.94726517797 31.237227778384, -108.83789017797 31.312346775214, -107.95898392797 31.162049000955, -104.97070267797 40.810482997936, -109.45312455297 44.36784535793, -113.40820267797 38.921809957719, -117.27539017797 40.007420977664, -118.24218705297 37.121782152723))
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Colorado River Basin
Temporal Coverage
January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2018
Contact Name
Becker, Ken
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Bureau Code
005:53 - Natural Resources Conservation Service