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About Us



The Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association was developed in 1902 to organize a plan to divert the Gunnison River into the valley.

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Physical Description


 The Uncompahgre Project is located in the Gunnison River Basin. It originates at Taylor Park located 30 miles northeast of Gunnison, Colorado. 

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The canals and laterals are on private property. The UVWUA has an exclusive easement to deliver water and maintain the system. Canal roads are not a public right of way. 

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 A water right is a real property right that allows the holder to use a certain portion of the river’s water for irrigation. The water shares in this project are transferred with the land by deed. 

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Reclamation Reform Act


  Because we are a United States government water project, we must conform to the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982. 

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