Located along the central front range of Colorado, the Fountain Creek Watershed is over 900 square miles and drains into the Arkansas River at the City of Pueblo. Communities along Fountain Creek, which encompasses all or portions of eight cities and three counties, are paying greater attention to the watershed as flooding and erosion accelerates the loss of aquatic and wetland habitats, contributes to the loss of productive farmland, and causes the foundations of roads and houses to crumble.
Since November 1998, PPACG and the Pueblo Area Council of Governments have been working with various stakeholders to address these problems. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently conducting a study to assess the general conditions, characteristics, and health of the watershed that will establish a foundation for future action. Other Fountain Creek Watershed related projects in 2007 include:
- E. Coli Study
- Vision Study
- Reach Analysis Study of Critical Streams
- Policy Evaluation and Workshop
More information on this effort can be found at http://www.fountain-crk.org.