The Middle South Platte Sterling Watershed, also known as HUC 10190012, covers a land area of approximately 2,419 square miles in northeastern Colorado. The watershed is characterized by its semi-arid climate, with an average annual precipitation of around 14 inches. The hydrology of the watershed is dominated by the South Platte River, which is fed by several small tributaries that originate from the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. The snowpack in the watershed is typically low, with an average snow water equivalent of 1-2 inches. The surface water in the watershed is used for agricultural activities, and the reservoirs serve as important sources of water storage for the region. Interesting climatic facts and trends include the occurrence of frequent droughts, with the most severe drought occurring in 2012-2013, and an increase in extreme weather events in recent years.