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- Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District
- City of Durango Utility Commission
- Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority
- Dolores Conservation District
- Dolores Water Conservancy District
- Empire Electric Association
- Florida Water Conservancy District
- La Plata Archuleta Water District
- La Plata Electric Association
- La Plata Water Conservancy District
- Mancos Conservation District
- Mancos Water Conservancy District
- Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company
- Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District (PAWSD)
- Pine River Irrigation District
- San Juan Water Conservancy District
- Southwestern Water Conservation District
- Town of Silverton
- Town of Telluride
- Regional Water Projects
- Animas-La Plata Project (Lake Nighthorse)
- Animas River Stakeholders
- Cloud Seeding Program
- Dolores Project (McPhee Reservoir)
- Dry Gulch Reservoir (Pending)
- Florida Project (Lemon Reservoir)
- Mancos Project (Jackson Gulch Reservoir)
- Long Hollow Reservoir
- Pine River Project (Vallecito Reservoir)
- Rio Blanco Restoration Project
- River Protection Work Group
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March 5, 2015--Nutrient pollution damages streams in ways previously unknown, ecologists find (Science Daily)
An important food resource has been disappearing from streams without anyone noticing until now. In a new study published March 6 in the journal Science, a team of researchers led by University of Georgia ecologists reports that nutrient pollution causes a significant loss of forest-derived carbon from stream ecosystems, reducing the ability of streams to support aquatic life
August 16, 2012--Invasive species from Japan ride tsunami debris to American shores (Los Angeles Times)
Millions of hitchhikers are being carried to American coasts on large pieces of debris set adrift by last year’s Japanese tsunami. Now scientists are concerned that these invading organisms — both plants and animals — could disrupt marine ecosystems in their new homes.
June 3, 2011--River mystery solved: Scientists discover how 'didymo' algae bloom in pristine waters with few nutrients (Science Daily)
The pristine state of unpolluted waterways may be their downfall, according to research results published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.
Scuba-diving scientists are unrolling long rubber mats across the bottom of Lake Tahoe coves in an attempt to quell a clam invasion that could cloud the world-reknown cobalt waters. The half-acre mats are designed to smother dime-sized nonnative Asian clams that can reach populations of 5,000 per square yard.
Many streams and rivers in the United States are getting warmer, with the greatest increases in urbanized areas, according to research to be published in an upcoming edition of the journal Frontiers of the Ecology and the Environment.
A recent NASA study showed Lake Tahoe's water is warming twice as quickly as regional air temperature, lending weight to predictions of warming lake temperatures made by UC Davis researchers in 2008.
Airborne nitrogen pollution from vehicle exhaust and farm fertilizer is turning algae in the alpine lakes of Rocky Mountain National Park into junk food for fish, a study says. A similar phenomenon is occurring in Sweden and Norway, according to the study of about 90 high-elevation lakes set to be published in the journal Science on Friday.
August 8, 2009--Algae toxin monitoring resumes in Grand County water bodies (Grand County Sky-Hi Daily News)
Blooms of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) can release cyanotoxins into the water that are potentially harmful to humans and pets.
Angling and conservation groups have sounded an alarm concerning a 10 a.m. Tuesday meeting of the Cherry Creek Basin Water Quality Authority, fearing an attempt by pro-development board members to relax standards on Cherry Creek Reservoir. The groups are troubled by an algae overload from excess nutrients released into a 400-square-mile basin contained by the impoundment.
In the world of alternative fuels, there may be nothing greener than pond scum.