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Effects of Energy Production Emissions on Colorado Lakes

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Effects of Energy Production Emissions on Colorado Lakes

Study Area: Rocky Mountains and of lakes in selected areas of Colorado
Period of Project: November 1979-September 2003
Project Number: CO131
Project Chief: George P. Ingersoll
Cooperator: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, USGS Federal Program


Difficult access to high-elevation lakes in the Rocky Mountain region of Colorado has hampered understanding of their current status, sensitivity to pollution, and trends in chemistry and aquatic health. Regional-scale monitoring is needed to determine which areas are most at risk or affected and to determine changing levels of pollution.


  1. To monitor the chemistry of the seasonal snowpack throughout the Rocky Mountains and high-elevation lakes in selected areas of Colorado.
  2. To develop innovative, cost-effective methods for monitoring remote areas.

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