Michael Breen & Vernon Mine Remediation Projects Article Published in Montrose Mirror


Heavy Metal Pollution Diverted from Uncompahgre River By Tanya Ishikawa, UWP Communications Coordinator RIDGWAY-The Uncompahgre River should be running a little bit cleaner this fall after contaminated water flows from abandoned mines were remediated this summer….

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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…

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View of Goldhill from Silvershield

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…

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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,…

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