Stream Temperature Monitoring

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 1800's  changed streams. They will create a large database over five-years.   Funding will vary each year based on other partners.