October Watershed Snapshot: Low flows, low temperatures

By October 17, 2020Watershed Snapshot

October Watershed Snapshot

Flows were low across the Upper Colorado River watershed throughout October, as the summer drought stretched into fall. Luckily, cooler weather from the season change kept water temperatures nice and cold for the alpine aquatic life.

We’ve all been feeling the impacts from the lack of rainfall, with wildfires flaring up in multiple locations around Grand County. While our October Watershed Snapshot measures flow levels from across the Upper Colorado River watershed, what it doesn’t capture are the environmental effects the local wildfires will have on long-term watershed conditions.

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