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Northern Colorado Plateau Network
The NCPN consists of 16 parks with diverse cultural and natural resources distributed across four states and three physiographic regions. Ecosystems include desert grasslands, shrublands and woodlands, forested terrestrial systems, and aquatic systems, including large rivers, perennial streams, seeps, springs, and cave systems.
This site provides access to study results, data, and related analysis about the natural resources investigated by the NCPN network, its parks, research and land management partners. Park managers use this information to make decisions about park resources.
This report evaluates data from site visits made at 60 different locations on NCPN streams and rivers in or near 10 NCPN park units between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2015. Data are compared to state water-quality standards for the purpose of providing information to park managers about potential water-quality problems.
Video: Taking the Pulse of a Wild River in Dinosaur National Monument
Science in Action Brief: Looking at the Past to See into the Future: Long-term Data and Springs at Arches National Park
This brief summarizes a study conducted to understand the relationships between climate and spring discharge at three springs in and near Arches National Park.