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Returning Flows to a Prized Colorado Trout Stream

Feb 20th, 2014  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Returning Flows to a Prized Colorado Trout Stream

Since 2012, Western Rivers Conservancy has been working to reestablish year-round flows on the Little Cimarron River, an outstanding Colorado trout stream and tributary of the Gunnison River. Last month, we took a major leap forward in our effort to realize that vision when we conveyed the water rights from a farm we purchased to Colorado Water Trust (CWT).

The Little Cimarron is a gem of a stream, flowing 25 miles...

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Protecting a Gold Medal Trout Fishery along the Little Cimarron

Sep 1st, 2011  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Protecting a Gold Medal Trout Fishery along the Little Cimarron

In an effort to enhance critical stream flows in a key tributary of Colorado’s Gunnison River, Western Rivers Conservancy is purchasing a critical parcel of land with senior water rights along the Little Cimarron River, one of the jewels of Colorado’s West Front and a renowned trout fishery.

Western Rivers has secured an option to purchase a 211-acre farm in Gunnison and Montrose counties with strategic senior water rights. Once the farm is acquired, WRC will team up...

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