Saturday, June 11, 2016

Blue River Trike Path

The Blue River Watershed includes all of Summit County, which encompasses approximately 619 square miles. An additional 61 square miles of the Lower Blue lie within Grand County, and the very top of the Tenmile Basin lies within Lake County.  Most of the total annual stream flow results from snow melt during the spring and early summer. The majority of snowfall typically occurs January through April. Thunderstorm activity produces significant, though short-lived, rainfall events in July and August. Impacts from mining, large water storage projects of Dillon and Green Mountain Reservoir and Interstate 70 play a large role in the water and habitat quality throughout the watershed.