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Colorado's public lands are faced with new challenges but water and land management depend on working together. Read about the relationship between water and land in Colorado and how Coloradans are converging to restore Colorado's public lands in the Spring 2018 issue of Headwaters magazine.

Browse articles and find a flipbook of the magazine here.

Connecting the Drops

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Water Education Colorado

Stormwater—Phase II

Colorado's stormwater program mirrors EPA regulations meant to reduce pollutants entering streams, lakes and rivers from urbanized and commercial areas.

In Phase II, cities with populations greater than 10,000 were required to implement six minimum provisions of the program:

  • Public education and outreach—Distribute educational materials or conduct outreach activities to explain to people the impact of stormwater pollution.
  • Public participation and involvement—Give people in the community the opportunity to participate in the development and implementation of stormwater plans.
  • Illicit discharge detection and elimination—Stop illegal discharges or disposal of waste into the storm sewer system. This includes plans to detect discharges and telling people what the hazards are of, for instance, pouring used motor oil on the ground.
  • Construction site stormwater runoff control—Develop, implement and enforce an erosion control program for construction.
  • Post-construction stormwater management—Develop, implement and enforce a program to protect wetlands and waterways from stormwater runoff once building is complete.
  • Pollution prevention and good housekeeping for municipal operations—Prevent or reduce polluted runoff from municipal operations. This includes training staff in prevention measures and techniques.
—from the EPA and Pollution Engineering

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