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The UCRA is located in historic Old Town, adjacent to the North Concho River in San Angelo.


The Upper Colorado River Authority (UCRA) was created as a Conservation and Reclamation District by the Enabling Act of 1935. The UCRA is tasked with the control, storage and preservation of the waters of the Colorado River and its tributaries within the District's statutory boundaries.  


UCRA's boundaries include Coke, Concho, Crockett, Glasscock, Irion, Menard, Mitchell, Nolan, Reagan, Runnels, Schleicher, Sterling, Taylor and Tom Green counties. The district is guided by a board of nine Directors appointed by the Governor of Texas, serving six year terms. 


The UCRA is at the forefront as a leader in water quality enhancement and preservation projects with a long history of grant acquisition and implementation of EPA Nonpoint Source Pollution projects in San Angelo, Brady, and Robert Lee.


Since the inception of the Texas Clean Rivers Program in 1991, UCRA has been responsible for water quality monitoring in the Upper Colorado River basin.


The agency is a wholesale water supplier to nearby communities, rural housing developments and other retail water suppliers located near San Angelo. 

UCRA is the regional river authority representative and a voting member of the State of Texas' Region F Water Planning Group and Region 9 Upper Colorado River Flood Planning Group.

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