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Water Resources of Colorado

Welcome to the USGS Colorado Water Science Center. These pages are your source for water-resource information collected and interpreted by the U.S. Geological Survey in Colorado.

Streamflow Conditions in Colorado

Summary and Alerts

Map based display of CO precipitation gage data

Low Flow and Drought Conditions for Colorado

Fourmile Creek WebCam and Flood Video

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USGS Colorado Water Science Center Highlights

Featured Activities

Water-Quality Summaries for Several Major River Basins in Colorado

Summaries of water-quality monitoring data are now available for several major river basins in Colorado. For each basin, current data from a network of sites are compared to previously collected data and instream standards. Lowess curves are provided on plots for selected constituents where a sufficient period of record and limited censored data are available.

A National Assessment of Changes in Chloride, Dissolved Solids, and Nitrate in Groundwater

Groundwater-Quality Trends

Groundwater-quality monitoring data collected by the USGS National Water-Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA) from many regions of the United States are being synthesized into a national assessment of groundwater-quality trends. NAWQA Groundwater-Quality Trends

Colorado Water-Quality Data Repository (CWQDR)

An internet-based data management system that integrates ambient water-quality data from a variety of sources including government agencies, stakeholder groups, and private entities.

Featured Publications

Open-File Report 2014-1039
Precipitation and streamflow data from the Fort Carson Military Reservation and precipitation, streamflow, and suspended-sediment data from the Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site, Southeastern Colorado, 2008-2012
By Christopher R. Brown
U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5099
Geologic sources and concentrations of selenium in the West-Central Denver Basin, including the Toll Gate Creek watershed, Aurora, Colorado, 2003-2007
By Suzanne S. Paschke, Katherine Walton-Day, Jennifer A. Beck, Ank Webber, and Jean A. Dupree
U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5019
Remediation scenarios for attenuating peak flows and reducing sediment transport in Fountain Creek, Colorado, 2013
By Michael S. Kohn, John W. Fulton, Cory A. Williams, and Robert W. Stogner, Sr.
Use of Natural and Applied Tracers to Guide Targeted Remediation Efforts in an Acid Mine Drainage System, Colorado Rockies, USA
By Rory Cowie, Mark W. Williams, Mike Wireman, and Robert L. Runkel
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Cooperative Water Program

The Cooperative Water Program monitors and assesses water in every State, protectorate, and territory of the U.S. in partnership with nearly 1,600 local, State, and Tribal agencies.

Video - Streamgages: The Silent Superhero

Whether you drink water from your tap, use electricity or canoe down your local river, chances are you benefit from USGS streamgage information. So what is a streamgage and what does it do for you? This CoreCast episode gives you the inside scoop on your silent superhero.

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