Ownership: City of Boulder Watershed
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In the 1930s, the University of Colorado began sensitive ecological and climate research in the Green Lakes Valley (GLV) within the City of Boulder Watershed. The GLV is a 2.3 km2 catchment, named for a series of five shallow paternoster lakes, the Green Lakes. The GLV lies immediately south of the western half of Niwot Ridge, and stretches from the Arikaree Glacier at its head (3798 m), southeast to the former mining camp of Albion on the valley floor. In order to protect water quality and to preserve the fragile alpine environment, the Boulder Watershed is closed to public access.
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