Stagecoach Reservoir

Stagecoach Reservoir was conceived in 1983 by the Board of the Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District and designed to provide a reliable source of water for the growing population and economy of Northwest Colorado.

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Yamcolo Reservoir

The Yamcolo Reservoir was conceived by ranchers of the Upper Yampa Valley and the Toponas Basin in the early 1960's to alleviate frequent shortages of crucial irrigation water.

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Yampa River

Water Resources of the Yampa River Basin

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Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District Mission Statement

“To lead water resource management within the District’s boundaries by responsibly conserving, protecting, developing, providing and enhancing the water resources of the Yampa River Basin. The District will initiate and participate in projects that embody and promote the protection of water rights, provide broad benefits to District constituents and develop projects that provide responsible conservation, responsible growth, beneficial water storage and usage, and public awareness within the Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District”.


About Us

The Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District was formed in 1966 to provide legal authority to plan and construct water conservation projects in the Yampa Valley. Yamcolo and Stagecoach Reservoirs represent two major water conservation projects constructed by the District. The district boundaries includes most of Routt County and a portion of Moffat County.Learn More

Grant Program

Grant Programs

Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District has numerous grant opportunities. Please contact us for additional information.  

River Flows

River Flows/
Water Quality

Current flows and water quality for the Upper Yampa Basin