Data Policy

Northern Water Data Policy

The Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District (Northern Water) provides no warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, timeliness, representativeness or completeness of data presented and/or obtainable from its website. In addition to data presented and/or obtained from its website, Northern Water’s Data Policy also applies to all data automatically transmitted via electronic mail or short message service (text) messages from Northern Water to website users.

Users are responsible for determining its suitability for their intended use or purpose and should exercise due diligence to confirm and verify such data as appropriate. Data users are cautioned to consider carefully the provisional nature of the information before using it for decisions that concern personal or public safety or the conduct of business that involves substantial monetary or operational consequences.

Moreover, photographic or digital enlargement of spatial data to scales greater than at which they were originally mapped can cause misinterpretation of the data. Northern Water is a subdivision of Colorado state government and protected by the Governmental Immunity Act, C.R.S. §§ 24-10-101, et. seq. and shall not be liable for any loss, damage, or injury arising from or relating to the use of provided data for any purpose.

Numerical and spatial (i.e. mapping) data presented, or obtainable, from this website originate from multiple sources and are provisional in nature and subject to revision. These data may include, but are not limited to, water levels in lakes and reservoirs, computed stream and canal discharges, water quality data, various weather parameters, and/or spatial data.

In all data instances, subsequent data review by Northern Water may result in significant revisions to the original source data and are not citable until reviewed and approved by Northern Water. By accessing this data, the user agrees that all subsequent updates, corrections, revisions, and re-calculations supersede and fully replace data currently or previously obtained from Northern Water.

Furthermore, the user agrees to cite and specifically acknowledge Northern Water as the source of such data in all associated statements, printed articles, correspondence, reports and/or publications. The user of such data further agrees to record and document the date and time such data was obtained from Northern Water’s website.

Data obtained from this website may be measured and collected from the use of instruments and/or equipment provided by various manufacturers. Northern Water does not, in any way, endorse or recommend such instruments or equipment from any particular manufacturer or distributor. Mention of specific make or model of such items is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to imply any preference or endorsement by Northern Water.