UGRWCD Board Meeting – May 26, 2020

The next regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District is scheduled for Tuesday May 26, 2020, beginning at 1:00 p.m.  This meeting will be via telephone conference.   Please contact District staff for teleconferencing information, 970-641-6065, or  beverly@ugrwcd.org.

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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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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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2020 Funding Assistance Program

Tubing the Slate River in Crested Butte

For 2020, the Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District Board of Directors  had made $200,000 available through the Upper Gunnison Grant Funding Program.  We received 15 applications for a total of $340,000.  The district allocated all of the funds available through this program for a wide variety of projects.  We appreciate all of the interest […]

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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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