Colorado River Compact: Past & Present

Nov 14, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for this free event at the museum exploring the Colorado River Compact. Free refreshments will be provided, and donations are appreciated if you are able to make a contribution to the Crested Butte Museum. Topics will include:

Water and the West
Western States Water Fights
Supreme Court decides Western water fights: Kansas v. Colorado, 1901-07 and Wyoming v. Colorado, 1911-22.
Delph Carpenter – Colorado Water Lawyer Extraordinaire
Colorado River Compact of 1922
Compact Controversies
Upper Colorado River Storage Act, 1956 Creates 6 Dams in Upper Colorado River Basin
Dire Situation of Water in Colorado and the West Today


Located in historic downtown Crested Butte on 4th and Elk. Offering exhibits, walking tours, a gift shop and more.