Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District

January 2, 2014--Regional plan hopes to hold onto local water for ag, rec and conservation (Crested Butte News)

The Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District has been busy developing a plan for future water use in the Gunnison Valley and, at the same time, watching other basins in the state to see where they expect their water to come from.


December 24, 2011--Rocky Mountain region water districts investing in cloud-seeding (Denver Post)

With the Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District facing steep revenue declines, district manager Frank Kugel realized the season's cloud-seeding budge


May 13, 2009--Water war culminates in an unfettered Gunnison (Colorado Springs Gazette)

The largest waterfall in Colorado was here Wednesday, a gushing torrent that plunged 227 feet, surpassing Niagara Falls, swelling the Gunnison River to levels unprecedented in the age of dams and diversions. The misty, rainbowed spectacle, with spray felt two football fields away, was seen by few in the gated recesses of Crystal Dam in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.


January 14, 2009--Water court comes to final decree over Black Canyon issue (Crested Butte News)

A settlement reached last spring over the amount of water that should flow through the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park was formally decreed by the Gunnison Water Court on December 31.

November 5, 2008--Fourth water call made on Slate River (Crested Butte News)

For a third year in a row, the state water board has made a call on a stretch of the Slate River to protect stream flows. But those junior water users along the stretch who have augmentation plans through the local water conservancy district have already met their obligation to provide the missing water. 


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