Paul Gana

Paul Gana

Our Mission

To evaluate, protect and enhance the health of the middle Colorado River watershed through the cooperative effort of watershed stakeholders. 

The Middle Colorado Watershed Council is based out of Rifle, Colorado, and is comprised of a small group of staff, Board, and Committee members dedicated to this mission. Look through our projects, read about our Citizen Science Program, sign up for our e-newsletter, mark events on your calendar and become interested in how the health of your watershed impacts the quality of your water, your tourism, your recreation, and your agriculture.



 *There are many locations where future water quality assessment is needed and for clarity those are not marked on this map. Please  contact us  if you would like to know more or be part of our water quality monitoring program. To download the map or to view zoom into the individual projects, please view this version  here .

*There are many locations where future water quality assessment is needed and for clarity those are not marked on this map. Please contact us if you would like to know more or be part of our water quality monitoring program. To download the map or to view zoom into the individual projects, please view this version here.


“It has been inspiring to be surrounded by others willing to give themselves purely to protect and improve the Colorado River Watershed. ”

— Dan Ben-Horin, MCWC Americoprs Environmental Steward