Online Resources

Downloadable and printable pdf file of

The Uncompahgre Watershed in Ouray County

Water Quality Information

Colorado Water Control Division 2018 Water Quality Report

Uncompahgre Watershed Plan (pages 1-112)- see section 7

River Watch water quality monitoring program in Colorado

Drinking Water Suppliers in Ouray County

(water quality report, staff contacts, service areas, restrictions, etc.)

City of Ouray (Weehawken Spring, etc.)

Dallas Creek Water Company (serving Log Hill and Dallas Meadows)

Town of Ridgway (Lake Otonawanda)

Tri-County Water Conservancy District & Ridgway Reservoir/Dam

Water Regulations & Information

Clean Water Act

Safe Drinking Water Act

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment page on Public Drinking Water and your Health

Water Recreation

Fishing regulations

Fish consumption advisories

Articles related to water access:

American Whitewater’s perspective on the “right to float”Colorado water access law/rules

University of Colorado Law Review

Swim beaches and possible water quality issues

Mine Reclamation

Idarado Mine Natural Resource Damage Site

UWP Mine Reclamation Projects 2014-2017:

http://www.uncompahgrewatershed.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/NPS-Final-Report-UWP-6-1-18-web.pdf

http://www.uncompahgrewatershed.org/watershed-protection-restoration/

Water Rights & Supply Information

Stream flow levels as mapped by USGS

Citizen’s Guide to Colorado Water Law

Colorado Water Plan for the Gunnison River Basin

Other Useful Information

Colorado River Conservation District

Colorado Basin Drought Contingency Plan 

Gunnison River Basin Roundtable

Red Mountain Pass snowfall data

Water Education Colorado