Elk River Augmentation Plan

The Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District obtained umbrella augmentation plans that cover areas along both the Yampa River and the Elk River. Our Augmentation plans can provide water for some out of priority uses for properties that lie within the augmentation boundary. Typical uses covered by augmentation plans may include well ponds, lawn irrigation, vegetable gardens and livestock watering in over-appropriated areas.

Elk River Augmentation Plan

How do I know if I need an augmentation contract?

If you are attempting to change the uses of your existing well permit or obtain a new well permit to be issued for any use other than in-house use, you may be required to augment your well water. The Colorado Division of Water Resources can confirm if you need to secure an augmentation contract for the uses on your well permit.

How do I apply for an augmentation contract?

  1. Verify that your property is within the augmentation boundary
  2. Complete the augmentation application indicating any and all water uses
  3. Submit your application with payment of the application fee to UYWCD
  4. Provide a map of your property marking the well location
  5. Provide a legal deed including a metes and bounds description for your property
  6. Allow for a 14-day review period for your application
  7. Submit any required additional documentation