The Bear Creek Watershed Association (Association) collects annual water quality data from multiple sampling locations throughout the watershed. The monitoring program has four major water quality and environmental data generating elements:
 

1. Bear Creek Reservoir water quality characterization including source inputs from Bear Creek and Turkey Creek and reservoir discharge consistent with the intent of the Bear Creek Reservoir Control Regulation # 74 and as defined in the BCWA PGO31 Water Monitoring Program and Sample Analyses Plan Version 2020.01 and subsequent annual updates.
 

2. Bear Creek Watershed surface water characterizations during selected months beginning at the headwaters of both Bear Creek and Turkey with a primary focus on nutrients and base field parameters, which is also defined in the BCWA PGO31 Water Monitoring Program and Sample Analyses Plan Version 2020.01.
 

3. Bear Creek Watershed surface water temperature characterization by major stream segments for both the cold and warm seasons, which is also defined in the BCWA PGO31 Water Monitoring Program and Sample Analyses Plan Version 2020.01

4. Special water quality characterization and analyses studies on a site-specific basis.

Manager - Russell Clayshulte

M: 303-638-4931

rclayshulte@earthlink.net

2020 Association Officers:

Co-Chairs Alan Searcy City of Lakewood; Tony Langowski, Evergreen Metro District

BCWA Financial Officers – David Lighthart, Alan Searcy, Patrick O’Connell, Chris Schauder, and Tony Langowski