Colorado Water Science Center
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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
USGS Colorado Water Science Center Highlights
Rocky Mountain Snowpack Chemistry Monitoring
Snowpacks collect atmospheric deposition throughout the snowfall season and offer a unique opportunity to obtain a composite sample of the chemistry of most of the annual precipitation at high elevations. The purpose of the snowpack network is to determine the chemisty in snow resulting from atmospheric deposition and determine long-term trends in these concentrations.
During the past 19 years, the project has become the most expansive and comprehensive snowpack-chemical monitoring network of its kind.
Colorado Water-Quality Data Repository (CWQDR)
CWQDR is 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. The web site includes an interactive map that allows users to zoom in to an area of interest and select sites for retrieval of water-quality data.
Of Current Interest
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. http://www.usgs.gov/corecast/?tag=streamgage