Water resources in the
Yampa River Basin since 1966.

Welcome to the Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District.

Stretching across the headwaters of the Yampa River River Basin from the Flattops in South Routt County to the Park Range in North Routt County and west into Moffatt County, our district is dedicated to responsible water management and the protection of our most valuable natural resource.

As stewards of the region’s water, we understand the critical role it plays in sustaining our environment, supporting agriculture, and fueling economic growth. Through visionary planning, strategic partnerships, and innovative practices, we strive to ensure a secure water future for our communities.


UYWCD Secures Over $1 Million for Bear River Wildfire Ready Watershed Project

Officials with the Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District have secured significant grants for a two-phase project that will begin this spring.

Upcoming Events


18jul9:00 am2:00 pmBoard Retreat

26jul9:00 am11:00 amTour of Stagecoach Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant


20augAll Day22Colorado Water Congress Summer Conference


18sep12:00 pm5:00 pmBoard of Directors Meeting

20sepAll DayColorado River District Annual Water Seminar

25sep8:00 am8:00 pm3rd Annual Yampa Youth Water Festival


08octAll Day10Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference

Explore our facilities.

At the Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District, we recognize that sustainable water management is not just about today; it’s about securing a thriving future for generations to come. Join us on this journey as we work together to ensure the vitality of our ecosystems, the resilience of our economy, and the well-being of our communities. Together, we can make a lasting impact on the water landscape of the Yampa River Basin.

We believe in the power of education and collaboration to safeguard our water resources. Explore our educational programs and community events designed to empower individuals, ranchers, and businesses with the knowledge and tools to protect and preserve our waterways.

Yampa Youth Water Festival.

The 2024 Yampa Youth Water Festival will be on Wednesday, September 25th!

Water professionals across the Yampa Valley and the Western US will gather to provide a variety of unique field work opportunities for fifth grade students in Routt and Moffatt County to learn about water, our most valuable resource, through hands-on learning activities.