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Headwaters magazineRead feature articles on Southwestern Colorado below or view the full issue online by flipping through or downloading the magazine.

Watermarks--Letter from the Editor

Each year, Headwaters selects one river basin to explore in depth, giving readers insight not only into the area's major river systems, but also local land use, environmental issues, water rights and storage, recreation, growth, and the people who manage and monitor the area's water resources. For our basin focus this fall, the Foundation selected the Dolores and San Juan River Basins of southwest Colorado.

Read more: Watermarks--Letter from the Editor

State Legislators Get a Water-Wise Tour of Southwestern Colorado

Denver, CO—In August, members of the Colorado Legislature's Water Resources Review Committee, and other members of the public, participated in a four-day bus tour of the San Juan and Dolores basins. Previously an interim committee, the now permanent 10-person committee is co-chaired by Senator Lewis H. Entz and Representative Diane Hoppe.

Read more: State Legislators Get a Water-Wise Tour of Southwestern Colorado

Teaching the Poetry of Rivers

The Foundation for Water Education recently released a new online program for teachers called Teaching the Poetry of Rivers. The program provides free online lesson plans addressing the interdisciplinary study of watersheds and poetry, and assists students to develop submissions to the River of Words Poetry Contest. The program is currently accepting teachers to implement and review its preliminary version.

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Don't Forget: October 18 is World Water Quality Monitoring Day

On October 18, volunteer monitoring groups, water quality agencies, students, and the general public are invited to join together to take an instant snap shot of the world's water quality. Four key indicators of water quality should be monitored: temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, and turbidity.

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Focus on SouthWestern Colorado

Two major river systems define southwestern Colorado: the San Juan and Dolores.

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