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Evaluating the Effects of Climate Change on Water Quality in the South Platte River, Denver, Colorado

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Abstract:

Instream flow and analytical data from the South Platte River and Cherry Creek in Denver were examined to determine if the effects of climate change on water quality could be observed. During periods of low flow, instream levels of many analytes, including cations, nutrients, and TDS, were significantly higher than levels observed at other times. This suggests that if climate change results in more frequent periods of moderate to low instream flows, it is reasonable to expect that water quality in the South Platte River and Cherry Creek will be negatively impacted.

Keywords: Climate Change; Water Quality

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2175/193864710798158148

Publication date: 2010-01-01

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