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System Status

This webpage was last updated on May 16, 2013

Please read the ALERT data disclaimer and see note below concerning winter operations.

TYPE CODES & ABBREVIATIONS:
P=rain/precipitation gage, S=stream gage, Wx=weather station, R=repeater, O=reservoir outflow in cfs, TB=tipping bucket rain gage, PT=pressure transducer water level sensor, SE=water level float shaft encoder, WS/WD=wind speed/direction, TX=radio transmitter, RF=radio related

ID Station Name (Type) Problem Description Contractor
100 Carr St (PS) Removed for construction, Reinstall scheduled May OneRain
1000 Maple Grove Reservoir (PS) Replacing PT – extended conduit and riser repair OneRain
1200 Broomfield 3207 (PS) Intermitant reporting OneRain
1330 Roslyn (P) Removed for construction OneRain
2190 Squaw Mountain (Wx) Removed for new tower construction OneRain
2210 Hiwan GC (Wx) Replacing wind sensor OneRain
2970 Rampart Range Rd (P) Upgrade to ALERT2 protocol  WET
3070 Newlin Gulch @ Jordan Rd (PS) Upgrade to ALERT2 protocol & Replacing PT WET
3090 BDC @ Highlands Heritage Park (PS) Upgrade to ALERT2 protocol  WET
4380 Eldorado Springs (S) Interface reconfiguration pending OneRain
1660 South Platte @ Henderson (P) Interface reconfiguration pending OneRain
OneRain and WET ARE THE CURRENT PROJECT MAINTENANCE CONTRACTORS.

NEW STATIONS 2012: NEW  STATIONS 2013:
4320 Lee Hill (P) 10,010 Blackstone (P)
4880 Whispering Pines (P) 10,011 East Toll Gate at Hampden (PS)
2880 Happy Canyon Creek at North Surrey Drive (PS)
2890 Spruce Mountain Open Space (P)
3030 Bingham Lake Park at the Pinery (Wx)
3050 East/West Trail Head Daniels Park Rd N of Daniels Park (P)
3060 Fire Station No. 47 (P)
3070 Newlin Gulch at Jordan Rd Stonegate S of Lincoln (PS)
3080 Tallman Park E Hilltop Rd & Canterberry Prky  (PS)
3090 Big Dry Creek at Highlands Heritage Park S Univ. Blvd (PS)
THE FOLLOWING RAIN GAGES MAY BE AFFECTED BY LAWN IRRIGATION WATER:
420 Expo Park 510 Virginia Court 720 Confluence Pond
430 Utah Park 630 Temple Pond 750 Quincy Reservoir
500 Havana Park 640 Goldsmith @ Eastman 830 Side Creek Park
1500 Powers Park
…..ALWAYS INSPECT RAW DATA CAREFULLY TO VERIFY RAINFALL AMOUNTS…..
THE FOLLOWING RAIN GAGES HAVE EXPERIENCED PAST PROBLEMS WITH “WILDLIFE INTERFERENCE” (BUGS, BIRDS):

200* Leyden Reservoir 720* Confluence Pond 1900 Niver Detention
220* Upper Leyden 730* No Name at Quincy 4060 Lakeshore
410 Kelly Dam 1100 Louisville Recreation Center  
610 Harvard @ Jackson 1200* Broomfield 3207
710* Horseshoe Park 1600* Englewood Dam
* INDICATES RECURRING EPISODES
…..REGARDING WINTER OPERATIONS…..

MOST ALERT RAIN AND STREAM GAGES ARE REMOVED FROM THE FIELD FOR OFF-SEASON STORAGE, SERVICING AND REPAIR.  BOULDER COUNTY MOUNTAIN GAGES REMAIN IN OPERATION OVER THE WINTER TO ASSURE READY STATUS FOR EARLY SPRING STORM MONITORING.  ALL ALERT WEATHER STATIONS AND REPEATERS OPERATE YEAR-ROUND ALONG WITH THE FOLLOWING STREAM GAGES:

1003 Maple Grove Reservoir 1649 SPR at 19th Street 1813 Sand Creek near mouth
1629 SPR at Dartmouth Avenue 1659 SPR at Henderson 2333 Bear Creek at Morrison
1643 SPR at Union Avenue 1703 Cherry Creek at Champa 703 Toll Gate at 6th

UDFCD ASSISTS BOULDER COUNTY WITH MAINTAINING ALERT STATIONS IN THE BOULDER CREEK AND SOUTH BOULDER CREEK DRAINAGE BASINS. BOULDER COUNTY MAINTAINS THE STATIONS LOCATED IN THE SAINT VRAIN CREEK AND LEFT HAND CREEK WATERSHEDS.

REPORT PROBLEMS TO KEVIN STEWART AT 303-455-6277.