Dale Trowbridge

Vice President, Northern Water

Weld County
Current Term: Sept. 28, 2019 - Sept. 28, 2023
Director Since: Aug. 15, 2014

Dale Trowbridge earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Management from Colorado State University in 1981. He is the general manager of the New Cache La Poudre Irrigating Company and its subsidiaries. He has 20 years of experience managing irrigation and reservoir facilities and has been a farmer and cattle feeder in the region for many years. 

Trowbridge was involved in Cache La Poudre’s construction of the Cornish Plains Reservoir northeast of Greeley in 2005. The project provided an additional 3,000 acre-feet of water storage and increased the efficiency of the canal system. 

He has worked with many water providers and municipalities, including: 

  • Northern Integrated Supply Project participants 
  • Northern Water 
  • City of Greeley 
  • City of Fort Collins 
  • Central Colorado Water Conservancy District 
  • Greeley-Loveland Irrigating Company 
  • Water Supply and Storage Company 
  • North Weld County Water District 
  • North Poudre Irrigating Company 
  • Larimer and Weld Irrigation Company 

Trowbridge developed the augmentation plan for the Lower Poudre Augmentation Company. The 10-year effort has enabled farmers to continue to pump water for irrigation. 

He is a steering committee member of the Poudre Runs Through It group. This basin-wide study/action group is seeking ways for agricultural, urban and environmental interests to make the Poudre River the world’s best example of a healthy, working river. 

Trowbridge’s civic and water organization experience includes: 

  • Cache La Poudre Water Users Association, director 
  • Ditch and Reservoir company Alliance, current member and past director 
  • American Ground Water Trust, aquifer management 
  • Weld County Underground Water Users Association, director 
  • Preston Ranch Ministries (housing for adoptive families), board president 

In 2013, Trowbridge received the Conservationist of the Year award from the West Greeley Soil Conservation District. 

Trowbridge enjoys going to Colorado Rockies games with his family, as well as gardening and traveling. He and his wife, Marsha, live on a 215-acre farm east of Eaton that has been in Marsha’s family since the 1930s. They have three children: Cory, Nathan and Marissa.