Environmental Health

Contact Us

  • Phone: 970-328-8755
    Fax: 970-328-8788

    Environmental Health
    P.O. Box 179
    500 Broadway
    Eagle, Colorado 81631-0179 

    environment@eaglecounty.us


Monitoring

In 1998, Eagle County initiated a study with the USGS referred to as the Retrospective Analysis of the Eagle River Watershed. Retrospective Analysis projects result in dynamic data bases maintained and accessible to the public on the Internet. Data can easily be obtained from selected sites within a watershed to assess trends in water quality. A similar project is underway in the Roaring Fork Watershed. With the help of other involved parties in every watershed, these ongoing projects will help us determine what actions are necessary to maintain or improve our water quality.

Eagle County’s major watersheds include the Colorado, Roaring Fork and Eagle Rivers. You can learn more about these watersheds by visiting Environmental Protection Agency’s Surf Your Watershed website. Another excellent organization committed to protecting and restoring Colorado’s watersheds is the Colorado Watershed Assembly. To become more involved in local watershed issues, please contact the Eagle River Watershed Council at 970-827-5406 for both the Eagle and Colorado Rivers or the Roaring Fork Conservancy at 970-927-1290. 

The Eagle River Watershed Plan outlines a collaborative, local philosophy for protecting and improving water quantity, water quality, wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities, and promoting compatible land use practices. The Colorado River Water Conservation District (CRWCD) can help you learn how water from the entire Colorado River basin is managed for various beneficial uses.

The following links to stream gages, courtesy of the USGS, are selected sites on the Roaring Fork, Eagle and Colorado Rivers. To compare watersheds, you may visit the main USGS Real-Time Data site.

     • Colorado River near Dotsero

     • Eagle River below Gypsum

     • Eagle River near Wolcott (Eagle County shares the cost with CRWCD)

     • Eagle River near Minturn (Eagle County shares the cost with Viacom)

     • Roaring Fork near Emma