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Scientific and Technical Report Series

Student Water Research Grant Projects



Report No. 3

Conservation Planning for the Colorado River in Utah (pdf 3.4 mb), December 2016
Authors: Christine G. Rasmussen and Patrick B. Shafroth

Report No. 2

Riparian groundwater and baseflow studies in the Upper Colorado River Basin, March 2016
Authors: Lindsay V. Reynolds and Patrick B. Shafroth

Report No. 1

Tamarisk beetle (Diorhabda spp.) in the Colorado River basin: synthesis of an expert panel forum, January 2016
Authors: Benjamin R. Bloodworth, Patrick B. Shafroth, Anna A. Sher, Rebecca B. Manners, Daniel W. Bean, Matthew J. Johnson, and Osvel Hinojosa-Huerta

Water Conservation and Contaminant Removal from Greywater Using Colorado Native Plants in a Hydroponic Green Wall, by Holly Stanley and Ashley Emery. Faulty Advisors: Freddy Witarsa, Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences. Bill Adams and Troy Miller, Construction Management Program. Colorado Mesa University, July 2023. 

Using Waste-Based Biochar to Address the Selenium Issue in Western Colorado’s Water, by Blake Shewmon. Faculty Advisor: Freddy Witarsa. Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, Colorado Mesa University, December 2020. 

Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Snowmelt and Snow Persistence on the Grand Mesa, by Meghan Cline, Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, Colorado Mesa University and Joel Sholtes, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Colorado Mesa University, January 31, 2020. Summary article here

An Investigation of the Selenium Concentration in Thenardite Efflorescences on Mancos Shale, Western Colorado, by Rachael C. Lohse & William C. Hood
Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, Colorado Mesa University, May 24, 2018



Insights Gained on Agricultural Water Conservation for Water Security in the Upper Colorado River Basin, Hannah Holm, March 2022. Funded by The Nature Conservancy. 

Grand Valley Water Workforce Needs & Related Opportunities at Colorado Mesa University, Hannah Holm with faculty contributions, March 2022. Funded by a Colorado Water Plan grant from the Colorado Water Conservation Board.   

Lessons Learned from Colorado Experiences with Interstate Compact Administration, Kelsea MacIlroy and Hannah Holm, August 2021. Funded by The Nature Conservancy. 

Integrated Water Management Planning in the Colorado River BasinSeth Mason, Lotic Hydrological, LLC with contributions from Mark Beardsley, EcoMetrics, LLC and Hannah Holm, Hutchins Water Center, Colorado Mesa University, June 2018. Prepared for the Colorado Basin Roundtable and funded by grants from the Colorado Water Conservation Board.

The Gunnison River Basin: A Handbook for Inhabitants, George Sibley for the Gunnison Basin Roundtable, 2013-14.