Category Archives: Reports & Plans

UWP reports on 2017 Hydrodam Sediment Release Study

The Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership (UWP) has completed its first report for the Ouray Hydrodam Sediment Release Study, detailing the water quality impacts of the annual release into the Uncompahgre River. Due to the release’s increased flows and concentrations of heavy … Continue reading

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Dallas Creek Water Company Completes Water Source Protection Plan

The Dallas Creek Water Company, which provides domestic water to residents and commercial users on Log Hill Mesa above Ridgway, completed its first Water Source Protection Plan in August. Funded through a $5,000 Development and Implementation Grant from the Colorado … Continue reading

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WMAES May 2015 Volunteer Activity Report

     For two days in May, a group of 17 high school students plus three adults from Grand Rapids, Michigan visited Ridgway and volunteered with the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership. The delegation from West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science worked … 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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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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