Past Activities

 

  • Developed a water quality white paper that serves to document, inform, and guide water-quality-related activities based on a comprehensive and agreed-upon understanding of the critical issues. Presentations on this paper have been made to the PPACG and PACOG Boards of Directors.
  • Presented testimony at Arkansas River Basin Standards and Classification Hearing (Regulation 32) and developed a list of both general and specific issues and concerns for stream segments in Fountain Creek, Middle Arkansas and Lower Arkansas basins.
  • Developed a map of current sampling locations.
  • Developed an agreement with the Colorado Data Sharing Network for  uploading Regulation 85 data.
  • Developed a list of nutrient sampling locations, in accordance with Regulation 85 requirements, which was sent to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in March 2013. 
  • Completed the Fountain Creek Watershed Plan which focuses on evaluating and identifying sources of E. coli in the watershed. This effort was funded through an EPA 319 Grant with matching funds from AF CURE members.
  • Developed a proposal for the resegmentation of Fountain Creek Segment 04, which included all tributaries to Fountain and Monument Creek. Six new segments were developed to better separate more than 100 tributaries by their appropriate designated uses.  This proposal was adopted by the Commission in June of 2018.
  • Developed a sampling and analysis plan (SAP) for both Regulation 85 nutrient sampling and baseline sampling.The SAP includes parameters, monitoring locations, monitoring frequencies, and responsibilities by entity.
  • Identified technical options and the path forward for the evaluation and development of site-specific nutrient standards.