Our wetlands have changed

Our wetlands have changed.

150 years ago, wetlands were mainly found along creeks in the Boulder area. Now, they are spread across the landscape, along ditches and laterals and into irrigated fields and drainage collection areas.

Some changes:

Wetlands are now found in irrigated fields, in drainage collection areas, along irrigation ditches and laterals, and around man-made lakes.

New places to find wetlands:


Left to right: Riparian plants in East Boulder Ditch; Wetlands below irrigated fields; Leaking Silver Lake Ditch pipe, wetlands below

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