Uncompahgre River

May 27, 2009--Citizen group to be created for river corridor project (Montrose Daily Press)

A committee of community stakeholders will be created to establish a consistent river corridor plan for the city, as determined in Thursday’s City Council work session.

May 6, 2009--Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership examines urban development (Telluride Watch)

The Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership is hosting the second of a series of six workshops on water quality in the Uncompahgre River by examining the impact of urban pollution in the watershed.

December 17, 2008--Watershed plan in works for river basin (Ouray Plaindealer)

The less-than-attractive yellow-green hue of the Uncompahgre River has long been attributed to mining waste that has seeped into the riparian system since the 1870s.

June 27, 2008--River property step toward future corridor (Montrose Daily Press)

About a dozen acres along the Uncompahgre River will be dedicated to the city for open space as part of a recently approved addition. The city council on Thursday approved zoning and annexation of the Talking Water Addition, which totals 17 acres, 3.5 acres are city owned.

June 20, 2008--Feds hear hydro plant praise (Ouray Plaindealer)

Officials with the Federal Energy Regulating Commission (FERC) were in Ouray this week to collect public comment regarding a license renewal application for the Ouray Hydroelectric Plant.

October 9, 2007--Greasy waters (Montrose Daily Press)

A local waste pumper was sentenced to a $20,000 fine and 10 months in prison after pleading guilty to discharging restaurant grease into storm sewers feeding into Dry Cedar Creek. “I hope it sets an example,” Montrose County Commissioner Allan Belt said.

September 12, 2007--Initiative out to conserve ag lands, wildlife habitats (Ouray News)

Preserving the area's agricultural lands and wildlife habitats doesn't just happen, it takes action. And funding. Toward that end the Northern San Juans Initiative (NSJI), based in Ridgway, and the Black Canyon Land Trust (BCLT) have joined with the San Juan Skyway Initiative in requesting a $1.8 million legacy grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO).

July 6, 2007--What we can learn from watching rivers (Ouray Plaindealer)

Ouray County is home to the Uncompahgre, though it's not a quiet river or an entirely navigable one. A tributary of the Gunnison, the Uncompahgre River is 75 miles long, and its headwaters are in Lake Como up in the San Juan National Forest at over 12,000 feet. The Uncompahgre flows northwest after it leaves Ouray and Ridgway and joins the Gunnison River at Confluence Park in Delta.

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