Water quality is one of the most important factors in a healthy ecosystem. Clean water supports a diversity of plants and wildlife. More importantly, clean water is a fundamental part of living an active and healthy life. Grand County sits at the headwaters of the Colorado River which is the lifeblood of the West. A system of dams, reservoirs, pipelines, pumps, and tunnels divert water from Grand County to the Front Range. This has a significant impact on the water quality in the Upper Colorado River Watershed. Consequently, there is a massive amount of water quality monitoring and data collection efforts in Grand County.
If you're interested in these efforts that take place across Grand County, you've come to the right place. For more information check out the left navigation.