The East Taylor Watershed (HUC 14020001) is located in western Colorado and covers an area of approximately 372 square miles. The watershed is fed by several small tributaries and is known for its high mountain terrain, which includes peaks rising above 14,000 feet. The hydrology of the watershed is characterized by a snow-dominated regime, with snowpack accumulation in the winter months and snowmelt in the spring and early summer. Surface water in the watershed is primarily derived from snowmelt and precipitation runoff, which ultimately feed into the Taylor River and Taylor Reservoir. Reservoir constituents include rainbow and brown trout, kokanee salmon, and other fish species. Interesting climatic facts include the area's high elevation, which results in cooler temperatures and increased precipitation compared to surrounding lowlands. Recent trends include decreased snowpack and earlier snowmelt due to climate change.