The Upper Canadian Ute Reservoir Watershed (HUC 11080006) covers an area of approximately 106 square miles in western Colorado. The hydrology of the watershed is dominated by snowmelt and precipitation, which contribute to the surface water supply for the Canadian and Ute Reservoirs. The snowpack in the watershed is typically high, with an average snow water equivalent of around 11 inches. Surface water in the reservoirs is used for irrigation and municipal purposes. The reservoirs contain a variety of constituents, including sediment, nutrients, and dissolved minerals. Climate in the watershed is characterized by hot summers and cold winters. Trends in recent years show increasing temperatures and decreasing snowpack, which may have significant impacts on the hydrology and water availability in the area.