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Southern Piceance Basin Water-Quality Data Repository
Purpose of the repository
As large-scale energy development continues in the southern Piceance Basin, there is potential for changes in surface-water and groundwater resources. Recognizing this possibility, a water task force consisting of numerous local governments, municipalities, and energy companies operating in the southern Piceance Basin met on several occasions during 2006-2007 and identified the need for a common data repository. This common data repository provides an invaluable contribution to the planning, monitoring, conservation, and management of water resources in the southern Piceance Basin.