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Western Colorado vs. Eastern Colorado Where does your water go?. Constance L. Danner 29 November 2005. Outline. Objectives Background Data Sources Map Creation Analysis Future Work Questions. Objectives.

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western colorado vs eastern colorado where does your water go

Western Colorado vs. Eastern ColoradoWhere does your water go?

Constance L. Danner

29 November 2005

outline
Outline
  • Objectives
  • Background
  • Data Sources
  • Map Creation
  • Analysis
  • Future Work
  • Questions
objectives
Objectives
  • Become familiar with Arc Hydro by plotting the Colorado Headwaters and Big Thompson Watersheds.
  • Evaluate the precipitation, stream flow and snow depth in regards to the Continental Divide.
the west vs the east
The West vs. The East

Colorado River Basin

http://waterknowledge.colostate.edu/colo_map.htm

South Platte River Basin

http://co.water.usgs.gov/nawqa/splt

how are they connected
How are they connected?

Map of Colorado-Big Thompson Project http://www.ncwcd.org/project_features/location_map.asp

colorado big thompson c bt project by the numbers
Colorado-Big Thompson (C-BT) Project by the Numbers

http://www.ncwcd.org/project_features/cbt_by_the_numbers.asp

data sources
Data Sources
  • Hydrologic Unit Maps (HUC)
    • http://water.usgs.gov/lookup/getspatial?huc250k
  • National Atlas of the United States
    • http://www.nationalatlas.gov/atlasftp.html
  • DEM Data from EPA Water Science Websites
    • http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/ftp/basins/gis_data/huc/10190006/
    • http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/ftp/basins/gis_data/huc/14010001/
  • National Resources Conservation Services for Colorado
    • http://www.co.nrcs.usda.gov/snow/
  • NNDC Climate Data Online
    • http://cdo.ncdc.noaa.gov/pls/plclimprod/somdmain.subquery1
what time frame to choose
What Time Frame to Choose?

Missouri Basin Drought Data http://www.drought.unl.edu/whatis/palmer/missouri.gif

Upper Colorado Drought Data http://www.drought.unl.edu/whatis/palmer/upco.gif

future work
Future Work
  • Final Paper and Analysis