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State of the Watershed:
Water Quality of Boulder Creek, Colorado
By Sheila F. Murphy
Available from the U.S. Geological Survey, Branch of Information
Services, Box 25286, Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225, USGS Circular
This document also is available in pdf format:
Circular 1284 (9.2 MB)
(Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
The citation for this report, in USGS format, is
as follows: Murphy, S.F., 2006, State of the Watershed:
Water Quality of Boulder Creek, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Circular
1284, 34 p.
The Boulder Creek Watershed,
Colorado, varies greatly in geology, climate, and land use. Stream flow
originates primarily as snowmelt near the Continental Divide and is subjected
to a complex water-management system. These factors lead to substantial
temporal and spatial variations in the quantity and quality of water in
Boulder Creek. This report presents the state of water quality in the
watershed today and in the past, and identifies potential future water-quality
Welcome to the Boulder Creek Watershed
How does water management affect the flow of Boulder
How clean is the water in Boulder Creek?
Water Quality of Boulder Creek from Top to Bottom
What fish species live in Boulder Creek?
What is the quality of ground water in the Boulder Creek
What was the quality of water in the Boulder Creek Watershed
in the past?
Timeline for the Boulder Creek Watershed
How does water quality in the Boulder Creek Watershed
compare to other Front Range watersheds and to watersheds nationwide?
What will be the water-quality issues in the Boulder
Creek Watershed in the future?
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