The Upper Colorado River Authority (UCRA) was created in 1935 to protect the watershed of Tom
Green, Coke and other contiguous counties. UCRA's boundaries include Coke, Concho, Crockett,
Glasscock, Irion, Menard, Mitchell, Nolan, Reagan, Runnels, Schleicher, Sterling, Taylor and Tom
Green counties. There are nine directors appointed by the Governor of Texas to represent the
counties served by the UCRA. Directors meet on the last Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. unless
otherwise specified. All meetings are open to the public.
Prior to the 1990's, UCRA served primarily as a lending institution for local municipalities seeking
to make infrastructure improvements. While this continues to be a function of the Authority,
UCRA has taken the lead role in the community through involvement and participation in the Clean
moved to the forefront as a leader in water quality enhancement and preservation projects.
The UCRA is in a building located in historic Old Town, adjacent to the north Concho River in San
Angelo. The building, which is over 100 years old, was designed by local renowned architect, Oscar