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Supply Data & Reports

Denver Water diligently collects and analyzes data from throughout our system to help us better understand where our water supply and demand stand.

Daily raw water updates

Denver Water collects readings at diversions and reservoirs throughout the system and provides daily updates year-round. The data reflect average conditions over the course of 24 hours at reporting locations. All data are preliminary and subject to change. For additional data needs, contact Raw Water Supply at 303-628-6510.

  • Reservoir Levels: Readings taken at stream gages and reservoirs in Denver Water's collection system.
  • Diversions: Water diversions at different tunnels, canals and ditches in Denver Water's South Platte and Moffat collection systems. The amount of water Denver Water diverts affects streamflow rates throughout the watershed.

Streamflows

Streamflow is how much water, in cubic feet per second, is flowing at different locations along the South Platte and Colorado rivers. Streamflow rates depend on Denver Water’s diversions into reservoirs, tunnels, canals and ditches.

The Colorado Division of Water Resources and the U.S. Geological Survey provide current information from these stream gauges.

South Platte River
North Fork South Platte River at Grant
South Platte River at Waterton
South Platte River at Denver
Burlington Ditch Diversion
South Platte River at Henderson
South Platte River near Kersey
South Platte River at Julesburg
Bear Creek at Morrison
Colorado River
Eagle River at Gypsum
Colorado River at Dotsero
Colorado River at Cameo
Colorado River near Kremmling

For current information from stream gauges throughout the entire state, check with the Colorado Division of Water Resources.

Water Watch Report

The Water Watch Report is a summary of water supply and demand conditions (e.g., reservoir supply, snowpack and precipitation) prepared for Denver’s Board of Water Commissioners. During the winter, the report is updated the Monday before Board meetings, which are normally the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. During the watering/irrigation season, it is updated weekly.

Note from Feb. 11, 2019: The last page of the Water Watch now includes an update on Lake Powell conditions. Denver Water gets half of its water supply from the Colorado River and closely monitors conditions within the greater Colorado River Basin..

Weather data

On a daily basis, Denver Water provides weather reporting and data with information on conditions such as temperature, rainfall and evapotranspiration.