Did You Know?

Everyone lives in a watershed!

A watershed is a drainage basin that collects precipitation which eventually drains to a common water body (e.g., stream, lake, wetland). Precipitation in a watershed may also sink into the earth to become groundwater. Depending on where you live, most of the water you drink comes from watersheds!






Click on the links below to learn more about the Volunteer and Automated Rain Gauge Programs

Automated Rain Gauge Program

Volunteer Rain Gauge Program


Apishapa Watershed - http://www.apishapawatershed.org/

Bosque Del Oso State Wildlife Area- http://wildlife.state.co.us/LandWater/StateWildlifeAreas/Pages/swa.aspx

City of Trinidad - www.trinidadco.com/

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) - www.cdphe.state.co.us/

Colorado Division of Water Resources - http://water.state.co.us/

Rocky Mountain Geology South-Central Colorado - http://academic.emporia.edu/aberjame/field/rocky_mt/rocky.htm

Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) - http://cogcc.state.co.us

Colorado Trout Unlimited - www.coloradotu.org/

Colorado Cattlemen’s Association - www.coloradocattle.org

Las Animas County Commissioners - www.lasanimascounty.net/index.php/departments/commissioners.html

Las Animas Farm Bureau - www.colofb.com/html/counties/counties/lasanimas.php

Purgatoire Water Conservancy District - www.prwcd.org

Trinidad Chamber of Commerce - www.colorado.com/association/trinidad-las-animas-county-chamber-commerce

Trinidad State Junior College - www.trinidadstate.edu

US Environmental Protection Agency - Watersheds- www.epa.gov/watershed

Purgatoire River Anglers – www.pratu.org

Culebra Range Community Coalition – tomandlindaperry@gmail.com