Water is Life: Some Local Color

Cheryl Cwelich 5 February 2019 Water connects us to each other, to our natural surroundings, and to life. The beautiful Upper Gunnison river valley boasts numerous rivers, creeks, lakes and more that support this basin’s community and beyond. Here begins a series of stories on our local people, their connection to water and how we […]

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Water is Life: Who’s Behind the Tap

Cheryl Cwelich 01 March 2018 Water connects us to each other, to our natural surroundings, and to life. The beautiful Upper Gunnison River Valley boasts numerous rivers, creeks, lakes and more that support this basin’s community and beyond. This piece on municipal water use continues a series of stories on our local people, their connection […]

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Upper Gunnison Water Quality Monitoring Program

The Upper Gunnison Water Quality Monitoring Program is a cooperative program that has been in place for nineteen years and is considered a trendsetter and model for cooperation among stakeholders that is used and copied by other entities across the state.  Former Upper Gunnison Board member Steve Glazer was instrumental in developing this group and […]

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UGRWCD Board Meeting – August 26, 2019

The Board of Directors of the Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District will conduct the annual board meeting on Monday, August 26, 2019, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the District offices, 210 West Spencer, Suite B, Gunnision. An agenda will be posted prior to the meeting.

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2019 Grant Recipient: Cottonwood Pass Vault Toilet

This project is a joint effort between Gunnison Angling Society, Trout Unlimited, U.S. Forest Service, Gunnison Valley OHV Alliance of Trailriders (GOATS), National Forest Foundation and High Country Conservation Advocates. The vault toilet would be installed near the Cottonwood Pass summit in the headwaters of the Taylor River basin. Cottonwood Pass Road is scheduled to […]

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Food for the Future

Water connects us to each other, to our natural surroundings, and to life. The beautiful Upper Gunnison River Valley boasts numerous rivers, creeks, lakes and more that support this basin’s community and beyond. This piece on ranching continues a series of stories on our local people, their connection to water, and how we can be […]

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Conservation on the Trail

To learn more about how the UGRWCD is helping plan for and educate water users about the complexities of water conservation in the Gunnison Valley check out the watershed management web page.

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Glossary of Terms

Abandonment The loss of all or part of a water right due to non-use or the failure to prove diligence on a conditional water right resulting in the loss of the right and its placeholder status relative to other water rights. Absolute Water Right A water right that is granted permanent status when water has […]

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Ag Venture Day

Ag Venture Day

Spring is the time that the grass begins to grow, and the cows start calving. In Gunnison, Colo., spring is also the time to teach local students about agriculture firsthand. Through the small animal show and Ag Venture Day, students got to learn first hand what agriculture is all about. The small animal show was […]

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Water is Life: Recreation on the River

“Water is Life: Recreation on the River” Cheryl Cwelich 22 January 2019 Snow crunches underfoot, as we follow the trail around the riverbanks of Gunnison’s Whitewater Park, just west of Gunnison off Highway 50. Layla, a playful black lab bounces around through the mounds of white, occasionally venturing too close to the ice and water’s […]

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2019 Grant Program

Tubing the Slate River in Crested Butte

This is the 10th year for the Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District’s Grant Program.  For 2019, $150,000 was allocated for funding assistance.  The deadline for applications was February 28, 2019 and the District received over $250,000 in grant requests.  All of the requests were diverse and beneficial to the water users in the basin. […]

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Gunnison River Festival

DATE CHANGE: Due to our amazing snowpack, the 16th Annual Gunnison River Festival will take place over 2 weekends!  All Whitewater Park events have been rescheduled for Saturday, August 24.  I Bar Pearl Jam concert, Taylor River Downriver races, I Bar/World Tour Paddling Filmfest and South Main Block Party are on! For more information contact […]

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