Come travel 349 miles along Colorado's South Platte River, pluck water samples from the middle and watch the scenery change as the river flows from the mountains to the plains. On your journey, you will learn how scientists study the health of a river. How does the river's chemistry change along its course? What are sources of non-point pollution? Is the river healthy?



 Click on a site below to visit the Sample area and collect sample data.

 What is non-point Source Pollution?

 What is the River Continuum Concept?

 The Data: Chemical tests and what they mean.

 Web links to find more information

 Take a Visual Tour Down the South Platte River

 Teachers!!! How can I use this website easily in my classroom?

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© Gregg D. Cruger, Eldorado K8, Superior, CO.   Last updated October 5, 2001.