KNOW YOUR STREAMFLOW: Stream gauges


The most common instrument or gauge for measuring streamflow is one like that used by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The USGS stream gauge provides continuous measurements of streamflow in cubic feet per second (cfs),…

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The Cross-Eyed Possum, band for the 2024 Ridgway RiverFest

2024 Ridgway RiverFest Sponsorship Deadline May 15


The Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership (UWP) staff and board sincerely thank the businesses and individuals who have already responded to our sponsor outreach this winter. Pamela and Tanya started emailing sponsors in February and we already…

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Know Your Streamflow: The importance of tracking peak flows


In 2023, the Uncompahgre River reached its annual peak flow above Ridgway Reservoir on June 7 at 1:15 a.m. (and again at 2:15 a.m.). Last year’s peak flow was 930 cubic feet per second (cfs)….

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Ridgway student artists and poets win $575 in Spirit of the River Youth Art & Poetry Contest


The Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership (UWP) is awarding a total of $575 to student winners in the Spirit of the River Youth Art & Poetry Contest. The contest was part of UWP’s celebrations of its 10th year…

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