October 8, 2007--Troubling local water `hot-spots' identified (Summit Daily News)

Protecting important headwaters is a top priority in Summit County. With political will and the ability to dedicate resources to the job, strides some vexing water issues are being addressed. But there are also signs of trouble in the Blue River Basin, including recurring fish kills, a crackdown on well-water users and a widespread lack of controls over dispersed pollution sources like runoff from construction sites backcountry roads. Several local streams have long been on a list of "impaired waters," indicating that they don't meet standards mandated by the federal Clean Water Act.


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