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Upper Gunnison River

Water Conservancy District

Mission: To be an active leader in all issues affecting the water resources of the Upper Gunnison River Basin.

Teresa Golden

The Gunnison River Restoration Project Has Begun!

The Upper Gunnison River Restoration project is underway! The concrete footers are being formed. (Photo courtesy of partner Trout Unlimited by Jesse Kruthaupt). Funding partners are the Upper Gunnison River District, CO River District, CO Water Conservation Board, CO Fish & Wildlife, Trout Unlimited, and private water right holders along the Gunnison River.

Learn about the importance of Watershed Management Planning here and watch the video.

Check out the BOATABLE DAYS TOOL.  This tool was developed by American Whitewater in partnership with the Upper Gunnison District.


"Water is the lifeblood of the economy and community in the upper Gunnison Valley. Make sure that you are a part of shaping its future for decades to come."

Sonja Chavez

Job Announcement

Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District

General Manager

Start date December 1, 2019


Watershed Management Assessment for Ohio Creek, Lake Fork and Slate River Report is Available for Viewing