The Apishapa watershed (HUC 11020007) is located in southern Colorado and covers an area of approximately 303 square miles. Much of the hydrology of the area is influenced by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, which receive significant amounts of snowpack during the winter months. This snowpack serves as a critical source of surface water during the spring and summer months.
The watershed is home to several small reservoirs, which are used for irrigation purposes. The reservoirs are typically fed by local streams and are primarily used for agricultural purposes.
Notable climatic trends in the area include a gradual increase in average temperatures and a decrease in snowpack over the past few decades. These changes have had significant impacts on the hydrology of the area, including reduced stream flows and increased risk of drought.
Overall, the Apishapa watershed is an important source of water for the region and is subject to a variety of environmental pressures and challenges.