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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

BACKGROUND:

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.

OBJECTIVES:

  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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