ABOUT THE CO WATER SCIENCE CENTER
USGS IN YOUR STATE
USGS Water Science Centers are located in each state.
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
USGS Colorado Water Science Center Highlights
USGS Scientists Study Effects of Gold King Mine Release
On August 5 2015, while investigating the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency accidentally triggered the release of approximately three million gallons of acidic, metal-rich mine wastewater from the Gold King Mine into Cement Creek, a tributary of the Animas River. The Animas River flows south into the San Juan River, which is a tributary to the Colorado River.
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.
Of Current Interest
Water Mission Area
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.