The Mancos Watershed (HUC 14080107) is located in southwestern Colorado and covers an area of approximately 255 square miles. The watershed is characterized by high elevations and steep topography, which contributes to a unique hydrology. The primary source of water in the watershed is from snowpack, which typically accumulates during the winter months and melts during the spring and summer months. Surface water in the Mancos Watershed is primarily found in creeks and streams, which eventually flow into the Mancos River. The watershed also contains several reservoirs, which are used for irrigation and domestic water supply. The reservoirs are composed of various constituents, including sediment, dissolved minerals, and organic matter. Climatic trends in the Mancos Watershed include increasing temperatures and decreased snowpack, which can potentially impact water availability in the future.