The 2nd Annual Uncompahgre River Classic

Predict when the Uncompahgre River will reach its peak flow this year & win great prizes!

  • Entry Period opens March 1, 2022.
  • The deadline for making predictions and entering the Classic is May 1, 2022.
  • The winner of the Uncompahgre River Classic will be announced on June 25.
  • 2022 Information Coming Soon!

The Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership is raising funds to support our activities protecting, improving and promoting awareness about the Upper Uncompahgre River Watershed through a new contest – the Uncompahgre River Classic. Purchase an entry with your prediction of the date and time that the Uncompahgre River above the Ridgway Reservoir will hit its peak flow this summer! If you make the winning prediction, you will win:

Prizes & Sponsors Announced in February 2022


A Fundraiser for the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership

If you have any questions about the Uncompahgre River Classic, please contact UWP Communications Director Tanya Ishikawa at or 970-325-3010.


Price: $10 per entry or $25 for 4 entries (8 entries for $50)

Guess/Entry Purchase Period: March 1 through May 1, 2022

Peak Flow Predictions: Entry buyers will predict the date and the time of the Uncompahgre River’s peak flow between May 1 (12:00 a.m.) through June 24 (11:45 p.m.), 2022. Predictions will be in increments of 15 minutes i.e. 12:00, 12:15, 12:30, and 12:45.

Winner Announcement: June 25, 2022

Peak Flow Determination: The correct prediction will be based on the peak flow of the Uncompahgre River, above the Ridgway Reservoir, that results from snowmelt. UWP will use measurements from the U.S. Geological Survey gage at County Road 24 to determine the top three predictions.

Winner Determination: The winner of the Uncompahgre River Classic will be the entrant who predicted the closest date and time to the actual date and time of the peak flow. If more than one entrant predicts the correct date and time or is equally close to the correct date and time, the entrant who paid for their entry first will be the winner. If more than one entrant is equally close or correct in their prediction and paid for their entry at the same time, the entrant who also predicts the flow rate (cubic feet per second) closest to the actual peak flow will be the winner. The second and third winners will be determined similarly.

Disclaimers: Flows outside the designated peak flow period outlined in the contest rules, and in locations other than the designated U.S.G.S. gage will not be considered in this contest.

Eligibility: Only people who are 18 years old and up may purchase entries. Board members and contracted staff of the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership as well as immediate family members living in their household are not eligible to win prizes in the Uncompahgre River Classic.

Entrant Agreement: By entering a prediction in the Uncompahgre River Classic, the entrant agrees to receive emails from UWP through the period of the contest: March 1 to June 25. Emails will primarily give updates on the contest and related UWP activities. Afterwards, entrants will only continue to receive emails from UWP if they subscribe to updates on the form in the top right margin of UWP’s website or at the link in the thank you confirmation for each purchase. UWP may also send one mailing to entrants’ mailing addresses annually related to our nonprofit’s membership drive. Please email if you wish to be taken off the membership drive list. UWP will only give entrant contact information to the contest sponsors, who may contact you but must request your permission to be added to any regular mailing lists.