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UWP report on Ouray Hydropower Dam flush cited in Durango Herald article

Though this article shared some important information about the problem of heavy metals in the local watershed, the photo that appeared with the article was inaccurately described as the Uncompahgre River.In fact, it was a photo of Red Mountain Creek, an … Continue reading

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Topography of the Uncompahgre Watershed

(from the Uncompahgre Watershed Plan 2013) The topography of the Uncompahgre Watershed is highly varied, ranging from snow capped mountains to barren desert lands.  Major landforms include the Uncompahgre River Valley, the Uncompahgre Plateau to the west, the San Juan Mountains to the south, and the Gunnison uplift and Adobe badlands on … Continue reading

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Winter is cool! Math and Science Field Day

Last Thursday the Ridgway 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders spend a day in the snow and sun at Top of the Pines.  Students rotated between stations on: snow science, using a compass, cross country skiing, winter ecology and snowshoeing, and … Continue reading

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Ridgway 3rd Graders Learn about pH, UWP gets a site visit from River Watch staff

River Watch this month was busy for the UWP and our volunteers.  We’d like to thank Dudely and Sharon Case for collecting River Watch samples at three of our four sites.  Thank you! At our site in the Town of … Continue reading

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Historic Mining Tour a Success!

Thank you to Don Paulson, Curator of the Ouray County Historical Society for leading our tour in the Red Mountain Mining District. Don is very knowledgeable and ready to answer any and all questions posed by the group. Thank you … Continue reading

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