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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

Board Vacancy - City of Gunnison, Deadline June 30, 2021

Do you have a passion for conservancy and an understanding of water issues here in the Upper Gunnison Basin? Currently, there is a vacancy for a Board member who resides in and owns his or her residence within the Gunnison City limits. The UGRWCD Board of Directors meets monthly, typically on the last Monday evening of the month. Board members also serve on various Board committees. If you live in Gunnison, are interested in serving on the Board and helping shape policy and procedures for water issues affecting the Upper Gunnison River Basin, please consider submitting a letter or application for the vacancy. Please click on the READ MORE button for complete details.

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