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Water-Quality Monitoring of the Vallecito Reservoir Watershed

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Water-Quality Monitoring of the Vallecito Reservoir Watershed

Study Area: Vallecito Reservoir
Period of Project: July 1996 – July 1997, May 2000 – present
Project Number: CO306
Project Chief: Tony Ranalli
Cooperator: Pine River Irrigation District, Pine River Watershed Stakeholders Group

BACKGROUND:

The USGS is characterizing the quality of surface-water resources in the Vallecito Reservoir watershed. The study will define the natural processes controlling the amount of nutrients in the reservoir so the effect of future population growth and development in the watershed on water quality can be documented.

OBJECTIVES:

  1. To define baseline water quality of the watershed over a 4-to-5 year period.
  2. To define which water quality constituents need to be monitored over the long term (10 to 20 years) as the watershed changes due to growth and development.
  3. To document trends in water quality constituents and causes for the trends, if they occur.

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