Burned Watersheds - Debris in Strontia Springs Reservoir

Organic debris in Strontia Springs Reservoir, CO.

Detailed Description

Organic debris and sediment were deposited in Strontia Springs Reservoir, which supplies drinking water to the cities of Denver and Aurora.  This debris came from two watersheds (Buffalo Creek and Spring Creek) burned by the 1996 Buffalo Creek Fire.  Associated with this debris was an increase in manganese, which increased the chlorine demand of water treated for municipal usage.


Image Dimensions: 750 x 500

Location Taken: US