Nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and along the banks of the Cache La Poudre River
, Fort Collins is a thriving city of nearly 120,000.
Had we had more time, we could have enjoyed such activities as white water rafting on the nearby Cache la Poudre river
, square dancing and overnight camp- outs, all of which had taken place earlier in the week.
We investigated nest-site selection by kingfishers along a 20-km-long segment of the Cache la Poudre River
at Fort Collins, Colorado.
Owned and operated by the city of Greeley, the Milton Seaman Reservoir is located on the North Fork of the Cache la Poudre River
in northern Colorado, at a normal water elevation of 5,485 ft above sea level.
Fort Collins has two raw water sources requiring treatment -- Horsetooth Reservoir and the Cache La Poudre River
. Both sources are high quality, each derived from snow melt and rainfall in high mountain watersheds.