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2019 Activity Report Explorer

Northern San Juan • Entered by Judith Lopez on May 29, 2023

River Watch- Uncompahgre sampling

May 14, 2023 – May 16, 2023

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours 1
Post Admin hours 1
Activity Hours 6.75
Participants 2
Total Hours 15.5

Key Issue: Water-related Conservation
Activity Type: Stewardship (monitoring, sampling, planting, etc.)
Key Partners: CPW and River Watch organization

Measurable Outcomes

Outcome 1: Stream/river sampled
Outcome 2: Stream/river sampled (6 samples)

Short Description of Activity

Work to prepare necessary documents and supplies was done on 3/14/23. On 3/15/23 Trainee Wayne Quade and Judith Lopez collected samples at the Confluence Park site where the water was higher than ever seen previously. In addition to regular monthly sampling, high-flow nutrient samples were collected. The River Watch prescribe testing protocols were done that day. On 3/16/23 the samples were packed in a cooler as they must stay cold until metals and nutrient samples are tested in Denver.


Goal for the activity is to obtain data on this site in Confluence Park on the Uncompahgre River in a consistent, regular manner so useful information is provided to decision makers on the status of the river. In addition, training is being provided for another Broadband member so that he may eventually provide sampling at another site. Both goals are being met.