Steuben Creek Flow Restoration

Goals 

Trout Unlimited's goal is to improve stream flows in Steuben Creek, a Gunnison River tributary, for native Colorado River Cutthroat.

 

Tactics 

TU is providing technical and financial resources to improve irrigation delivery infrastructure and irrigation water management to reduce the amount of water diverted during periods of low flows and high temperatures.

 

Victories 

TU reached a forbearance agreement with landowners during the drought summer of 2012 that reduced diversions and sustained healthy flows during a critical period of low flows.

 

Staff Contact 

Cary Denison, Gunnison River Project Coordinator, cdenison@tu.org

Jesse Kruthaupt, Gunnison River Project Specialist, jkruthaupt@tu.org

 

 

Issues 
Agriculture
Places 
Steuben Creek
Gunnison River
Colorado River basin
Species 

Cutthroat Trout

Cutthroat Trout

Solutions 
Reconnect
Restore
Author of this Page 

Jesse Kruthaupt, Gunnison River Project Specialist

Risks to Fishing 
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