ALERT GMap is smartphone friendly, however, some touch features may be difficult for some users to navigate. Desktop/laptop users should find GMap easy to use. A station status GMap is also available that shows the location of all gaging stations. Our Contrail website is another great source for viewing ALERT data. A “Lite” version of GMap designed for Twitter followers is another option. And finally, be sure to check out our latest ArcGIS webmap for real-time storm/flood data. A new beta version ArcGIS map is also available with looping radar images.
The AHPS-like webmap is designed for monitoring stream and reservoir water levels. A Google Earth™ option is also available. The NWS AHPS webpage is another good option. AHPS is an NWS acronym the stands for “Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service.”
The WDT HydroWatch website was Flash™ dependent and is no longer supported by DTN. DTN recently acquired WDT. A replacement WeatherOps app subscription service is available from DTN. An ArcGIS webmap developed by UDFCD integrates some of the features from HydroWatch. We welcome any feedback you have concerning these products.
UDFCD’s Flood Hazard Inventory Tool (FHIT) contains useful information about building structures, roadway crossings, trails and other features prone to flooding.
A cell phone friendly ArcGIS webmap with peak flow estimates from the September 2013 floods.
Dam Safety InformationDam safety classifications and current structure status for all jurisdictional dams is available from the Colorado Division of Water Resources. UDFCD has added the State’s GIS layer to our “Simple Web Map” for convenient reference. To view this information select the Dam Safety layer using the ArcGIS layer control tool. KDVR
(FOX31) also has a very good website regarding this.
See also NOAA’s Point Precipitation Frequency Atlas (NOAA 14)
WaterWatch and WaterAlert are other useful websites for finding real-time streamflow information available from the
U. S. Geological Survey. A mobile-friendly version is also currently under development.