Concerns continue over effect of CDOT’s road salts
Concerns continue over effect of CDOT’s road salts was created by ClearCreekCourant
Winter may be over, but local officials are still concerned about the effect of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s road treatment mixtures on the county’s water and plants.
During the winter, Loveland Ski Area said it was working with CDOT to figure out why Loveland Valley’s water had such high levels of sodium and chlorides. During CDOT’s quarterly update with the county commissioners on July 2, CDOT Engineer Steve Harelson noted that the intake for Loveland Valley is downstream of the main parking lot for Loveland Basin. Thus, the conclusion reached was that road salts were falling off vehicles in the parking lot and collecting in the stream.
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