Two of the state’s experts on water and the health of rivers say the current method of determining the health of a stream is no longer valid. They say a more nuanced approach is needed, and recently presented their ideas to a citizen’s water board in Aspen. As part of a new ongoing series from Rocky Mountain Community Radio looking at water in the state, Aspen Public Radio’s Luke Runyon reports.

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