Beavers: An Untapped Water Source?

Beavers are second only to humans in their ability to change a landscape. Some of us admire that ability, others aren’t exactly fans. Love them or hate them, beavers may play a huge role in helping us to meet our growing water supply needs in the arid West. Prior to…

Year in Review: 2018

The beginning of the year is a great time to look back on our accomplishments as a community engaged in protection of our precious watershed. In 2018, roughly 1,500 volunteers and dozens of agency, business, and municipal partners helped the Eagle River Watershed Council keep our waterways clean and healthy….

Planning for Our Community’s Water Future

In low snow years like last year, the effects to our community can be felt immediately from the loss of revenue from ski tourism to low flows in our rivers in the following hot summer months leading to voluntary fishing closures and a lackluster whitewater season. Our angling, boating, recreation,…

Local river lover wins a Rocky Mountain Raft for peak flow prediction

Eagle River Watershed Council’s inaugural Peak Flow Prediction contest provided the opportunity to win a Rocky Mountain Raft for anyone who could correctly guess the date of the Eagle River’s peak. With all of the late snow, cooler early summer temperatures and rain, runoff in the Eagle was prolonged and…

What in the World is W.O.T.U.S?

What in the world is WOTUS? Simply put, it stands for Waters of the United States. Currently, the determination of what is a water of the U.S. is being questioned and could have damaging effects to the environment and people of this country. In 2015, the Obama administration passed the Clean…

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