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Mark Beardsley of EcoMetrics is collecting stream data across the county. The North Fork, South Platte Main Stem, and Tarryall will be added to those already being monitored. It is important to monitor the stream temperature because temperature regulates biochemical factors in stream. The state has standards which need to be met. Some streams even at high altitude get too hot in the summer. This will help determine types of remediation. They will coordinate with Parks and Wildlife. A lot of riparian and shady areas were lost when land use in the 1800s changed streams. They will create a large database over five-years.  Funding will vary each year based on other partners.

2016 Stream Temperature report