Northern Water’s water quality program began in 1991 and has significantly expanded to include water quality monitoring, studies and coordinating with numerous federal, state and local organizations and stakeholders.
Northern Water monitors and evaluates Colorado-Big Thompson Project and Windy Gap Project water quality. Northern Water also works directly with its water users to address their water quality needs. Water quality monitoring, assessments and outreach efforts are critical to protecting the region’s water supplies.
Water Quality Brochures
Water Quality Monitoring
Water quality data collection is essential to assess water quality issues. Go to the Monitoring Programs
page to view maps of the various water quality monitoring programs.
Detailed information on various water quality monitoring programs for the Upper Colorado River to the South Platte basin in Northeastern Colorado. Learn more»
Water Quality Studies
Find current information and studies about East and West Slope water quality and the C-BT Headwaters Project (forest health related to wildfires) on this page. Learn more»
Water Quality Links
Find links to numerous water quality-related websites
here. Learn more»
Northern Water is actively engaged in many areas to study, improve, and monitor the C-BT watersheds and forest health. Learn more>>
Use the interactive database to retrieve water quality and water temperature data for C-BT Project lakes, reservoirs and streams. Learn more»
See detailed reports about Northern Water’s Salinity Assessment Program and Water Quality Monitoring Program reports. Learn more»