Did You Know?

Everyone lives in a watershed!

A watershed is a drainage basin that collects precipitation which eventually drains to a common water body (e.g., stream, lake, wetland). Precipitation in a watershed may also sink into the earth to become groundwater. Depending on where you live, most of the water you drink comes from watersheds!





News & Information

Trout Unlimited and the Purgatoire Watershed Partnership Join Forces to Address the Health of the Purgatoire River Watershed

TRINIDAD, Colo. -- On June 13th at 6:30pm in the Leone Room at TSJC, Trout Unlimited (TU) and the Purgatoire Watershed Partnership (PWP) are having a joint meeting featuring a presentation that will benefit anyone interested in their watershed health. Jason Willis, TU’s Mine Restoration Field Coordinator, is presenting on abandoned mines and their effect on the watershed. Before the presentation, he is touring around the area to get a feel for what abandoned mine conditions are like in the Purgatoire Watershed. The meeting, as all the PWP and TU meetings are, is open to the public. Refreshments and dinner will be provided. Read More


About the Purgatoire Watershed Partnership

The Purgatoire Watershed Partnership is comprised of stakeholders with diverse interests who have come together to form a cooperative partnership to work towards the conservation, protection and enhancement of their water resources. You are invited to participate in efforts to promote watershed health. Read more at www.purgatoirepartnership.org.


Water Monitoring to Begin in Purgatoire River Basin

-Trinidad, CO

Tetra Tech, Inc., a national environmental engineering consulting firm has announced a new watershed monitoring program will begin in April 2010 in the Purgatoire River Basin to collect and evaluate surface water quality.  The study area of the watershed is west of the Town of Trinidad, Colorado in Las Animas County covering approximately 400 square miles. View Full Press Release