Current Status

Project Contact: Emma Reesor

Upper Rio Grande Watershed Assessment


623 4th St

Alamosa, CO 81101

Project Scope of Work:

Task 1:Riparian Habitat Assessment 

Task 2:Geomorphology Assessment

Task 3:Aquatic Habitat

Task 4: Recreation 

Task 5:Flow Regimes 

Task 6: Water Quality

Task 7:Adjacent Uplands

Task 8: Infrastructure

Task 9:Identify Causes of Degradation and Priority Projects

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Project Partners: 

The Rio Grande Headwaters Restoration Project - Project Lead.

Trout Unlimited, Willow Creek Reclamation Committee, US Forest Service, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, RWEACT, San Luis Valley Irrigation District, and San Luis Valley Water Conservancy District - All helped to prompt and organize Assessment. 

​Project Funding:

RWEACT, The Rio Grande Basin Roundtable, and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

The assessment has been completed, and can be downloaded below.


The Assessment will provide a comprehensive document of the ecological condition of the mainstem of the Rio Grande and major tributaries from the headwaters to the town of South Fork, identifying causes of concern and developing a list of prioritized projects that will improve the function of uplands and riparian and aquatic ecosystems. The Assessment includes an expansive list of Project Partners to provide expertise.