Little Cimarron River

Re-watering a key tributary of Colorado's Gunnison River

WRC took the first steps toward reconnecting prime trout habitat on a key Gunnison River tributary, the Little Cimarron, when it purchased a former dairy farm above this Colorado stream. (Photo by Russ Schnitzer)

This stretch of the Little Cimarron often runs dry during late summer. WRC is working to reestablish perennial flows, reconnect vital fish habitat and reduce overall stream temperatures. (Photo by Russ Schnitzer)

Western Rivers Conservancy has partnered with Colorado Water Trust and Colorado Open Lands and acquired a farm that will allow us to place water in-stream and ensure perennial flows where today the Little Cimarron runs dry. (Photo by Dawn Reeder)

The upper reaches of the Little Cimarron are teeming with naturally reproducing rainbow and brook trout. The area is cherished by fly anglers for its outstanding fishing. (Photo by Richard Durnan)

Spring runoff keeps Little Cimarron flowing strong during spring and early summer. (Photo by Richard Durnan)

The Little Cimarron flows from the Uncompahgre Wilderness and joins the main-stem Cimarron just upstream from its confluence with the Gunnison River. (Photo by Richard Durnan)