Located along the central front range of Colorado, the Fountain Creek Watershed encompasses all or portions of eight cities and three counties and covers over 900 square miles. The watershed drains into the Arkansas River at the City of Pueblo. In recent years, communities along Fountain Creek have been paying greater attention to the watershed as flooding and erosion accelerate the loss of aquatic and wetland habitats, contribute to the loss of productive farmland, and cause the foundations of roads and houses to crumble.
In 2009, the Colorado General Assembly passed SB09-141, which created the Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District. In January 2009, an intergovernmental agreement was developed for the management and conservation of Fountain Creek. This IGA became the basis for the formation of the district.
Numerous studies and reports have been produced by both the district and other organizations concerned with the health of the Fountain Creek Watershed.
- Army Corps of Engineers Fountain Creek Watershed Study Master Plan. Click here to view a presentation summarizing the study.
- Fountain Creek Watershed Strategic Plan and the Executive Summary
- Upper Fountain Creek E. Coli Study Report and Summary
- Fountain Creek Watershed Policy Evaluation Report
- Fountain Creek Watershed Hydrology Report
- A listing of USGS water quality reports completed in the Fountain Creek Watershed