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dc.contributor.authorJulian, Jason P. ( Orcid Icon 0000-0003-1706-4871 )
dc.contributor.authorWeaver, Russell ( )
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-12T19:56:00Z
dc.date.available2021-07-12T19:56:00Z
dc.date.issued2019-01
dc.identifier.citationJulian, J. P., & Weaver, R. C. (2019). Demand for stream mitigation in Colorado, USA. Water, 11(1): 174.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2073-4441
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/13844
dc.description.abstractColorado, the headwaters for much of the United States, is one of the fastest growing states in terms of both population and land development. These land use changes are impacting jurisdictional streams, and thus require compensatory stream mitigation via environmental restoration. In this article, we first characterize current demand and supply for stream mitigation for the entire state of Colorado. Second, we assess future demand by forecasting and mapping the lengths of streams that will likely be impacted by specific development and land use changes. Third, based on our interviews with experts, stakeholders, resource managers, and regulators, we provide insight on how regulatory climate, challenges, and water resource developments may influence demand for stream mitigation. From geospatial analyses of permit data, we found that there is currently demand for compensatory stream mitigation in 13 of the 89 HUC-8 watersheds across Colorado. Permanent riverine impacts from 2012–2017 requiring compensatory mitigation totaled 38,292 linear feet (LF). The supply of stream mitigation credits falls well short of this demand. There has only been one approved stream mitigation bank in Colorado, supplying only 2539 LF credits. Based on our analyses of future growth and development in Colorado, there will be relatively high demand for stream mitigation credits in the next 5–10 years. While most of these impacts will be around the Denver metropolitan area, we identified some new areas of the state that will experience high demand for stream mitigation. Given regulatory agencies’ stated preference for mitigation banks, the high demand for stream mitigation credits, and the short supply of stream credits, there should be an active market for stream mitigation banks in Colorado. However, there are some key obstacles preventing this market from moving forward, with permanent water rights’ acquisitions at the top of the list. Ensuring stream mitigation compliance is essential for restoring and maintaining the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of stream systems in Colorado and beyond.en_US
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dc.format.extent34 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Instituteen_US
dc.sourceWater, 2019, Vol. 11, No. 1, Article 174.
dc.subjectWater resource managementen_US
dc.subjectRiver water qualityen_US
dc.subjectStream restorationen_US
dc.subjectClean Water Acten_US
dc.subjectClean Water Ruleen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental complianceen_US
dc.titleDemand for Stream Mitigation in Colorado, USAen_US
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dc.rights.holder© 2019 The Authors.
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3390/w11010174
dc.rights.licenseCreative Commons License
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