Water Quality Monitoring

The West Fork Complex fire burned over 109,000 acres.  Much of this area was burned moderate to severe.  Early assessments show there will be increased sediment and debris flow in tributaries and the main stem of the Upper Rio Grande.  The Natural Resources Committee determined it is a priority to monitor changes in water quality in and below the burned area.  The water quality monitoring objective is to document changes in water quality in the burn area and adjacent properties during typical flows and runoff events.

RWEACT installed a series of rain and stream gauges throughout the Rio Grande National Forest to monitor conditions remotely

• • • View Current Rain and Stream Gauge Data • • •

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