Upper Rio Grande Watershed Assessment
623 4th St
Alamosa, CO 81101
The assessment has been completed, with the final report underway. We are currently in the process of making final edits.
The Assessment will provide a comprehensive document of the ecological condition of the mainstem of the Rio Grande and major tributaries from the headwaters to the town of South Fork, identifying causes of concern and developing a list of prioritized projects that will improve the function of uplands and riparian and aquatic ecosystems. The Assessment includes an expansive list of Project Partners to provide expertise.
Project Scope of Work:
Task 1:Riparian Habitat Assessment
Task 2:Geomorphology Assessment
Task 3:Aquatic Habitat
Task 4: Recreation
Task 5:Flow Regimes
Task 6: Water Quality
Task 7:Adjacent Uplands
Task 8: Infrastructure
Task 9:Identify Causes of Degradation and Priority Projects
Questions? Email us at Info@RioGrandeHeadwaters.org.
The Rio Grande Headwaters Restoration Project - Project Lead.
Trout Unlimited, Willow Creek Reclamation Committee, US Forest Service, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, RWEACT, San Luis Valley Irrigation District, and San Luis Valley Water Conservancy District - All helped to prompt and organize Assessment.
RWEACT, The Rio Grande Basin Roundtable, and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Project Contact: Emma Reesor