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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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Mine Remediation Projects Make Front Page of Montrose Daily Press

FEATURED: Cleaner watershed Projects divert heavy metal from Uncompahgre By Katharhynn Heidelberg, Montrose Daily Press Senior Writer, Oct. 22, 2015 Two abandoned mines in the Uncompahgre watershed are no longer leaking heavy metals into the waterways, after successful mediation projects. The Uncompahgre … 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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