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Links

Follow these links for more information.

Organizations

Poudre Whitewater Park http://poudreplaypark.bozopup.com
Waterkeepers Alliance http://www.waterkeeper.org
National Wildlife Federation http://www.nwf.org
Clean Water Action http://www.cleanwateraction.org/co
Cache la Poudre River Foundation http://www.poudrefoundation.org
Defenders of Wildlife http://www.defenders.org
WildEarth Guardians http://www.wildearthguardians.org
The Xerces Society http://www.xerces.org
Environment Colorado http://www.environmentcolorado.org
Lighthawk http://www.lighthawk.org
Colorado Water Trust http://www.coloradowatertrust.org
Paddler's community website http://www.mountainbuzz.com
Western Resource Advocates http://www.westernresourceadvocates.org
Conservation Colorado http://conservationco.org
Sierra Club, Poudre Canyon Group http://rockymtn.sierraclub.org/pcg/index.html
Friends of the Poudre http://friendsofthepoudre.org/
Poudre Paddlers http://www.poudrepaddlers.org/
Trout Unlimited, Rocky Mountain Flycasters http://www.rockymtnflycasters.org/
Fort Collins Audubon Society http://www.fortnet.org/Audubon/
Citizen Planners http://www.fortnet.org/cp/
Wolverine Farm Publishing http://www.wolverinefarmpublishing.org
The Bean Cycle/Matter Bookstore http://www.thebeancycle.com/
   - See the Spring 2012 Issue of Matterhorn about the Poudre here
Western Rivers Conservancy http://www.WesternRivers.org

Restoration

Restoration of Western Rivers — The Veins of the Ecosystem (Video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV3ZjORGwoI
American Rivers -- Blueways: Protecting Rivers, Connecting Communities http://www.americanrivers.org/our-work/protecting-rivers/blue-trails/blue-trails-video.html
What it means to restore a river http://earthsky.org/water/jeff-mount-on-what-it-means-to-restore-a-river

Legal/Institutional Links

Colorado Water Congress http://www.cowatercongress.org/
Status of in-stream flow rights in Colorado. http://www.cotrout.org/Default.aspx?tabid=110
Julesburg water needs http://www.wapa.gov/es/pubs/esb/2004/august/aug048.htm

Agricultural Issues

Fiscal consequences of losing irrigated ag land, see page 4 in http://cwrri.colostate.edu/pubs/newsletter/2005/FEbr%2005COWater.pdf

Water Quantity

Larimer County Compass Water Statistics http://www.larimer.org/compass/waterconsumption_env_use.htm
Streamflow data
    Poudre River at Poudre Rock (Pineview) Gage
    USGS Water Alerts for low or high water at any gage
    Poudre River at Canyon Mouth Gage
    Poudre River at Lincoln Street Gage
    Poudre River above Boxelder Creek Gage
    Poudre River at Greeley Gage
Workings of the South Platte alluvial aquifer http://capp.water.usgs.gov/gwa/ch_c/C-text2.html
illustrations http://capp.water.usgs.gov/gwa/ch_c/jpeg/C023.jpeg
City of Boulder's Instream Flow Program http://www.bouldercolorado.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2765&Itemid=1245
The USGS authoritative Water Use in the United States http://water.usgs.gov/watuse/
Flood Probabilities at the Poudre Canyon Mouth (when applicable) http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=bou&gage=ftdc2&hydro_type=0
Flood Probabilities at the Greeley Gage (when applicable) http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=bou&gage=grpc2&hydro_type=0
Flood Probabilities at the Lincoln Street Gage (when applicable) http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=bou&gage=pouc2&hydro_type=0

Water Quality

Fractivist Website on Poudre River 2014 Oil Spill
http://www.fractivist.blogspot.com/2014/07/national-response-center-and-four-other.html
Thermal study on the Poudre through Fort Collins http://www.fort.usgs.gov/products/Publications/4061/4061.pdf
USGS NAWQA study summary http://co.water.usgs.gov/nawqa/splt/html/spbasininfo.html
USGS NAWQA study full report http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/circ/circ1167/
Feedlot links
http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/ra01/jarrett.html
http://www.nrdc.org/water/pollution/factor/stcol.asp
Pesticide issues http://www.epa.gov/safewater/contaminants/dw_contamfs/atrazine.html
Mutant Fish from Sewage Plants http://www.jcaa.org/JCNL0411/MutantFish.htm
Colorado Watershed's Water Quality Database http://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/RiverWatch.aspx

Water Conservation

Colorado Water Supply and Climate Change: A Business Perspective
http://www.e2.org/ext/doc/E2%20Colorado%20water%20supply%20R_16.pdf
A Better Future for the Poudre River
http://www.westernresourceadvocates.org/water/nisp/summarybf.pdf

Wetlands

EPA's Wetlands Page http://www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands/
EPA's Wetlands in the Rocky Mountains & Northern Great Plains Brochure Front & Back
Colorado Natural Heritage Program's Mapping of Wetlands along the Poudre and South Platte Rivers http://www.cnhp.colostate.edu/download/documents/2011/Poudre_Wetland_Mapping_Report_ 2011_03_23.pdf

Maps and More

Add to a map where you access the natural values of the Poudre River near Fort Collins http://www.fcgov.com/advanceplanning/natureinthecity
Cache la Poudre Watershed Maps and Information http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/~ellenw/front_range/Poudre.php
Cache la Poudre River Wild & Scenic Link http://www.rivers.gov/rivers/cache-la-poudre.php
Cache la Poudre River -- maps | mileage | flow | books | paddling: 2003,2004 http://users.frii.com/uliasz/wayfarer/poudre.htm#maps
Google Flight Path: Poudre Flight Path - Poudre Flyover Markers - Poudre Flyover ReadMe
Also see our River Impacts Mapping http://www.SaveThePoudre.org/when-where-map.html
Diagram of diversions and returns along the Poudre River http://water.state.co.us/DWRIPub/Water%20District%20Documents/WD%2003%20Completed%20SLD.pdf

Just for Fun

Mountain Buzz http://www.mountainbuzz.com
Poudre Rock Report http://www.poudrerockreport.com
Geese Surf Glenwood Wave @ 25,500 cfs!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQfSx6zEey0&feature=youtu.be
Wake Kayaking...On Ice http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmJ8bOm1g1M&feature=youtu.be

Other

Fort Collins Poudre 2013 Flood Photo Tour http://tinyurl.com/lg9rkha
Colorado College 2013 Conservation in the West Poll on Water,
http://www.coloradocollege.edu/other/stateoftherockies/conservationinthewest/topicreports/water.dot
Recycled Water Quenches San Antonio's Thirst http://tinyurl.com/3sgvsm7
Porosity Storage's Aquifer System Video http://www.porositystorage.com/
"On the Cache la Poudre River", by Worthington Whittredge, 1876. An image and description can be found at: http://www.cartermuseum.org/Inspiring_Visions/Whittredge/whittredge_art.html
“How to Save A River” http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/155963250X/interactiveda164-20/002-7093597-8220824
Wockner drought article http://garywockner.home.comcast.net/Duped1.htm
New York Times editorial on western rivers and development http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/30/opinion/30sat3.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin
New Belgium Brewery's environmental responsibility site, including a "save the rivers" campaign http://www.followyourfolly.com/folly_save_our_rivers.html
Colorado River Water District site explaining link between western and eastern Colorado water http://www.itsthesamewater.com/index.html
Nature Conservancy on the Heartbeat of Rivers http://nature.org/RIVER
Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Sierra Club's Sustainable Solutions for Colorado's Water Future
Poudre River Trail Corridor http://poudretrail.org/
Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area http://www.poudreheritage.org/
Poudre Learning Center http://www.plcoutdoors.org/
Executive Summary of Cache la Poudre River Natural Areas Management Plan Update, 2011 (PDF) http://www.fcgov.com/naturalareas/pdf/poudre-management-plan-summary.pdf
Cache la Poudre River Natural Areas Management Plan Update, 2011 (PDF) http://www.fcgov.com/naturalareas/pdf/poudre-management-plan2011.pdf

NISP Info From The Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District

For NISP related information presented by the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District (NCWCD), please click here. But be forewarned that the information presented changes frequently and its accuracy cannot be guaranteed.

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