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Water Quality Summaries for CO River Basins

Water Quality Summaries for CO River Basins

Summaries of annual water-quality data collected for network of sites in Colorado River basins. 

Basin Summaries

StreamStats

StreamStats

StreamStats can be used to select any location along a stream and obtain the drainage-basin boundary, basin characteristics, and estimates of streamflow statistics for the location.

StreamStats
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Date published: August 4, 2020

Geospatial Fabric for National Hydrologic Modeling, version 1.1

This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) data release consists of two hydrographic datasets with spatial modeling units consistent with the National Hydrologic Model (NHM) Geospatial Fabric for National Hydrologic Modeling (abbreviated within this document as GFv1, Viger and Bock, 2014). The two datasets found as subpages to this landing page are 1) the GIS (geographic information s

Date published: August 4, 2020

GIS Features of the Transboundary Geospatial Fabric (TGF)

The Transboundary Geospatial Fabric (TGF) is a dataset of spatial modeling units consistent with the Geospatial Fabric for National Hydrologic Modeling (abbreviated within this document as GFv1, Viger and Bock, 2014). These features were derived from National Hydrography Dataset Plus High Resolution data (NHDPlus HR, U.S. Geological Survey [USGS], 2018) in the following co

Date published: August 4, 2020

GIS Features of the Geospatial Fabric for the National Hydrologic Model, version 1.1

The Geospatial Fabric version 1.1 (GFv1.1 or v1_1) is a dataset of spatial modeling units covering the conterminous United States (CONUS) and most major river basins that flow in from Canada. The GFv1.1 is an update to the original Geospatial Fabric (GFv1, Viger and Bock, 2014) for the National Hydrologic Modeling (NHM). Analogous to the GFv1, the GFv1.1 described here inclu

Date published: July 30, 2020

Longitudinal Hydrophone Profile Data on the Upper Colorado River, Colorado, June 6 to 8, 2019

In 2019, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Upper Colorado River Wild and Scenic Stakeholder Group, studied the magnitude and recurrence interval of streamflow needed to initiate bed movement of gravel-sized and finer sediment in a segment of the Colorado River in Colorado to better understand sediment movement and its relation to flow regimes of the river. Bed movement occ...

Date published: July 30, 2020

Sediment Size Data from Two Sites on the Upper Colorado River, Colorado, 2019

In 2019, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Upper Colorado River Wild and Scenic Stakeholder Group, studied the magnitude and recurrence interval of streamflow needed to initiate bed movement of gravel-sized and finer sediment in a segment of the Colorado River in Colorado to better understand sediment movement and its relation to flow regimes of the river. Two stationary h...

Date published: July 30, 2020

Acoustic, Spatial, and Sediment Size Data Collected on the Upper Colorado River to Estimate the Flushing Flows, Colorado, 2019

In 2019, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Upper Colorado River Wild and Scenic Stakeholder Group, studied the magnitude and recurrence interval of streamflow needed to initiate bed movement of gravel-sized and finer sediment in a segment of the Colorado River in Colorado to better understand sediment movement and its relation to flow regimes of the river. Bed m

Date published: July 30, 2020

Stationary Hydrophone Data on the Upper Colorado River, Colorado, April 23 to August 29, 2019

In 2019, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Upper Colorado River Wild and Scenic Stakeholder Group, studied the magnitude and recurrence interval of streamflow needed to initiate bed movement of gravel-sized and finer sediment in a segment of the Colorado River in Colorado to better understand sediment movement and its relation to flow regimes of the river. Bed

Date published: July 30, 2020

Longitudinal Hydrophone Profile Data on the Upper Colorado River, Colorado, June 18 to 19, 2019

In 2019, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Upper Colorado River Wild and Scenic Stakeholder Group, studied the magnitude and recurrence interval of streamflow needed to initiate bed movement of gravel-sized and finer sediment in a segment of the Colorado River in Colorado to better understand sediment movement and its relation to flow regimes of the river. Bed m

Date published: July 15, 2020

Environmental-tracer modeling to support hydrogeochemical evaluation of the Fountain Creek Alluvial Aquifer, El Paso County, Colorado, 2018-2019

This data release contains environmental tracer concentrations, modeled recharge conditions (water temperature, excess air), and resulting estimated groundwater residence times. This dataset supports an integrated hydrogeochemical investigation of solute sources, groundwater recharge processes, and groundwater flow in the Fountain Creek alluvial aquifer, described fully in Newman

Date published: June 25, 2020

Climatological data for the Loch Vale watershed in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, water years 1992-2019

This data release contains hourly means of climatological data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from 10/1/1991 to 9/30/2019 at three weather stations in the Loch Vale watershed in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), Colorado. In order of increasing elevation, the three weather stations are Loch Vale meteorological station at RMNP, Colo. (Main weather station

Date published: June 15, 2020

SnowModel simulations and supporting observations for the Rio Grande Headwaters, southwestern Colorado, United States, 1984 - 2017

This data release supports the study by Sexstone and others (2020) and contains simulation output from SnowModel (Liston and Elder, 2006), a well-validated process-based snow modeling system. Simulations are for water years 1984 through 2017 (October 1, 1983 through September 30, 2017) across a 11,200 square kilometer model domain in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Co

Date published: June 1, 2020

Radar-based field measurements of surface velocity and discharge from 10 U.S. Geological Survey streamgages for various locations in the United States, 2002-19.

Near-field remote sensing methods were used to collect Doppler velocity and pulsed stage radar data at 10 conventional U.S. Geological Survey streamgages in river reaches with varying hydrologic and hydraulic characteristics. Basin sizes ranged from 381 to 66,200 square kilometers and included agricultural, desert, forest, mixed, and high-gradient mountain environments. During the sitin