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Colorado Data Sharing Network (CDSN)

is helping to enhance Colorado's watersheds and water quality by providing

CDSN's data partners and Colorado's citizens with an accessible and affordable tool kit

for data management, data analysis, and data sharing.

 
 

 

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CDSN News --

CDSN is currently helping 70 (and climbing) different data organizations manage 3.3 million water quality results for over 11,000 monitoring locations in Colorado, while saving our data partners over $1 Million in fees if they were individually managing their data vs. using the collaborative CDSN data management system and tool kit. Since January 2012 we have tripled the data in CDSN and quadrupled the number of data providers participating. The public and data organizations can access, analyze and download this data, all in a single format, anytime they desire. To join CDSN, please contact the Project Coordinator at cdsn@coloradowaterdata.org or 970-258.0836. Please consider a contribution to our important project which benefits all Coloradoans.
 
 

January 2017 -- Data Call Preparation Begins for the April deadlines!

2017 COLORADO DATA SHARING NETWORK (CDSN) CALL FOR DATA FOR WQCC REGULATION 32 & 36: Use CDSN to submit your requested Water Quality Data for the Arkansas River Basin (Reg 32) and Rio Grande Basin (Reg 36) Triennial Review

The Colorado Data Sharing Network is excited to announce that for the sixth consecutive year, the CDPHE Environmental Data Unit which collects data for the Water Quality Control Division (WQCD), is partnering with CDSN so that those entities already uploading data meeting the WQCD guidelines will not have to individually reformat and resubmit their data to WQCD via the Environmental Data Unit in order to supply data for the WQCC Colorado Regulation 32 & 36 data call. 

 

In the preceding years , this joint effort between CDSN and WQCD was found to be very efficient for the data providers and certainly resulted in more data being submitted to WQCD for the data call.

 

2017 WQCD DATA REQUEST LETTER

 

For more information on using CDSN to submit data for the Reg 32 & 36 WQCC data call, please see the "2017 Data Call" web page.

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2017 WQCD REGULATION 85 & USING CDSN TO SUBMIT YOUR REG85 DATA FOR YOU --

If your organization is required to collect and submit data for Regulation 85, you can use CDSN to manage your data in AWQMS and have CDSN submit your Regulation data for you to WQCD without additional re-formatting. CDSN also can assist you in getting your raw lab data into upload templates and uploading your data. Using CDSN has been beneficial to organizations who have small and large data sets, who also want to manage, access, and analyze their data independently from Regulation 85.

 

For more information on Regulation 85 please see the "Regulation 85 Data Upload & Submittal Info" tab on this web page.

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ON-LINE & DESKTOP GIS UTILITY RE-DESIGN WITH BASIC AND ADVANCED GIS FEATURES--

The Web GIS Application just got updated into multiple web maps and GIS apps to quickly get you what you need and so you can perform the GIS analyses you want. CDPHE Clean Water GIS layers published in late 2016 have been incorporated, and the CDSN monitoring locations have been updated, now with over 11,000 monitoring locations!

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CDSN IS STILL ACCEPTING NEW DATA PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS AND CAN TRAIN YOUR TEAM ON USING THE CDSN TOOL-KIT--

To get started on efficiently managing and sharing your data, contact the CDSN Project Coordinator.

CDSN PROJECT COORDINATOR EMAIL ADDRESS -- cdsn@ColoradoWaterData.org.

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WQCD REG 85 2017 Updates --

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) Water Quality Control Division (WQCD) posts Reg85 updated information and important news about Reg85 Stakeholder meetings and the Nutrients 2015 Triennial Review <here> and also <here>. We recommend checking both of these links frequently. WQCD's Reg85 contact information is 303-692-6412  or CDPHE_Nutrients@state.co.us.
 
WQCD is continuing to allowCDSN data partners using CDSN to submit their Regulation 85 data directly through CDSN. You must notify CDSN that you wish us to package and submit your data by February 15 of each year. CDSN can submit your data with advance notice, whether you self-upload your data or have CDSN upload it for you.
 
All REG85 data must be uploaded into CDSN before April 1. Data to be submitted MUST have the additional Project ID of "WQCD_REG85" associated with the required results and must use the CDSN upload tempate (link below).
 
WQCD has providedimportant guidance on detection limits. Please consult the guidance document (link below) if you have any questions about reporting limit definitions or how detection limits are calculated. The document also includes the required reporting levels and method detection limits for reporting Regulation 85 results.
(CDPHE WQCD) WQCD Regulation 85 Result Detection Limit and Lab Code Guidance -- 3/1/2015
 
Important Note: At WQCD's determination, Regulation 85 data stored in the CDSN should NEVER be "Exported to WQX" (i.e. sent to the National Data Warehouse). WQCD is uploading their official final Reg85 dataset for each year into the National Data Warehouse themselves, under the Organization ID 21COL001. Resources for accessing the CDPHE official Regulation 85 data are provided at the bottom of this page.

WQCD REG 85 Data Reporting Requirements & Updates --

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) Water Quality Control Division (WQCD) posts Reg85 updated information and important news about Reg85 Stakeholder meetings and the Nutrients Triennial Review <here> and also <here>. We recommend checking both of these links frequently. WQCD's Reg85 contact information is 303-692-6412 or CDPHE_Nutrients@state.co.us.
 
CDPHE REG85 Requirements Resources:
 
CDSN REG85 Data Upload Resources:
 
WQCD Official Statewide REG85 Dataset Download Resources:

 

 
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