Colorado River Commission of Nevada
555 E Washington Ave #3100 | Las Vegas, NV 89101 | 702.486.2670

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions and Answers:

  1. What is the Colorado River Commission of Nevada (CRC) and what does the CRC do?
  2. Does the CRC run Hoover Dam?
  3. Are you located in Colorado?
  4. How does one become a Commissioner of the Colorado River Commission?

Specific Questions and Answers:

Power Purchasing and Sales on the Open Market
Hoover, Parker, Davis, and Glen Canyon Dams

  1. What is the Colorado River Commission of Nevada (CRC) and what does the CRC do?

  2. The Colorado River Commission of Nevada is an agency of the State of Nevada. The mission of the CRC is to acquire, manage and protect all of Nevada's water and hydropower resources from the Colorado River for southern Nevada. Please see our Mission for more information.

  3. Does the CRC run Hoover Dam?

  4. No, the CRC does not run Hoover Dam. The Federal government operates Hoover Dam and its power plant. CRC purchases from the federal government electric power produced at the power plant and distributes the power to CRC's customers.

  5. Are you located in Colorado?

  6. The Colorado River Commission of Nevada is located in Nevada. Please visit Contact Us for our office location.

  7. How does one become a Commissioner of the Colorado River Commission?

  8. Four of the commissioners, including the chairman, are appointed by the governor. The remaining three are appointed by and are members of the Board of Directors of the Southern Nevada Water Authority. The Commissioners are paid $80 per meeting with typically one meeting per month.