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Left Hand Creek Master Plan

The plan recommends a number of flood mitigation and creek restoration projects that could be implemented with additional funding. Some of these projects have a watershed-wide scope, and others are specific to certain stream reaches. Several potential sources of funding could be used to implement recommended projects.

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Mission & Goals

The mission of the Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group is to assess, protect, and restore the quality of the Left Hand Creek watershed, and to serve as a hub of communication about watershed issues through the fostering of stakeholder collaboration.

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Our Watershed

The Left Hand Creek Watershed is located north of Boulder, Colorado and drains an area of 85 square miles in the plains, foothills, and mountains on the eastern flank of the Front Range. The watershed ranges in elevation from 4,000 feet on the plains east of Longmont to over 13,000 feet at the Continental Divide. It is drained by Left Hand, James, and Little James creeks and numerous intermittent tributaries.

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What’s New

The Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group is a citizen-based nonprofit group working with residents and partners to improve water quality, watershed health, and watershed awareness along Left Hand, James, and Little James Creeks in Boulder County, Colorado. We would like to thank the Left Hand Water District and Boulder County for their financial support to Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group. Their generosity helps us work for clean streams and a healthy environment.