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Let’s Build Community

The District values our basin’s agricultural, recreational, and environmental community of water users.  We all live in an incredible natural setting which promotes a commitment to stewardship.

Grant Program

The Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District Board of Directors announces the availability of $200,000 in Upper Gunnison Grant Funding for projects within the District that would enhance water supply or improve stream conditions. Projects may include but are not limited to water system efficiency, delivery structure or system improvements, construction of new storage impoundments, enlargement or rehabilitation of existing impoundments, and restoring or enhancing riparian habitat. Requests for financial assistance will be considered only for projects that are consistent with the District’s purpose, mission, and objectives, and that have a 50 percent match. Water supply projects that provide benefits for agricultural, municipal, domestic, environmental or recreational uses are considered eligible.

A virtual grant program informational meeting will be offered for interested applicants on Friday, February 5, 2021 at 1PM (contact the District for information).

Project applicants must submit an application to the District by close of business, February 26, 2021. Application materials can be obtained via the District website,, or by contacting the District office at 210 W. Spencer Avenue, Suite B, Gunnison, CO, 81230, 970-641-6065,  For complete details, including the application, please read more HERE

Community Events

Gunnison River Festival, Fourth Grade Water Education etc.


UGRWCD Meetings & Agendas, State and Water Board Meetings


Water related links to Water Districts, State & Federal Agencies, and National Sites

Gunnison River Webcam


The UGRWCD Blog serves as a deep archive of legal documents & resources, interviews, management plans, news & updates, publications, and more!

Did You Know?

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Can I use water from the ditch running through my property?

The short answer is no. All water running in man made ditches is adjudicated for use by whoever dug the ditch or their heirs or subsequent property owners….

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Upper Gunnison River Conservancy District

#OurWater Stories

Science & Conservation

Paul hopes to see science help in the development of reclamation and conservation efforts, especially for agricultural uses.

Paul RaymondProfessor of ENVS

Water is Life

The river takes you places you can’t get otherwise. As a lover of nature, water is life, flowing through everything, from the faucet, to the ditch, through the animals, such as bear, bobcat and elk. Water is a powerful thing, it is all-encompassing, in every aspect of life.

Carollyn CherryScenic River Tours Co-Owner

Job Announcement

Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District

General Manager

Start date December 1, 2019