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UWP Fall 2016 Newsletter… sampling and remediating water quality in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado

Happy Fall Colors! Students are back in school. Temperatures are dropping. Plants are preparing for winter. Water flows have decreased dramatically. At the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership (UWP), we are finishing up some mine remediation and water sampling projects, after a … Continue reading

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Upper Uncompahgre Mine Remediation Projects – Oct. 2, 2015 Progress Report

WHY THE PROJECTS? In recent years, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has prioritized addressing non-point source pollution from heavy metals in Colorado’s rivers. UWP’s remediation projects at three legacy mine sites in the Upper Uncompahgre Watershed address metals loading and … Continue reading

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UWP mine remediation projects featured in article on mine spill into Animas River

“The Gold King Mine spill is very unfortunate. But it is also bringing public awareness to the magnitude of water quality problems associated with abandoned mines in our region and highlights the need for more remediation,” said Przeszlowska. “The Uncompahgre River headwaters are defined by the same … Continue reading

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Climate in the Uncompahgre Watershed

Did you know that the Uncompahgre river (the largest tributary to the Gunnison River) is approximately 75 miles long from the headwaters in Lake Como to it’s mouth in Delta?  In that journey it drops about 7,300 ft.  That is … Continue reading

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