East Slope Water Temperature Data

Follow the steps below to select, display and export East Slope water temperature data. All data is archived and limited to the dates displayed in the Period of Record shown below in Step 1; no real-time data are available for these stations. For real-time data go to the Real-Time Water Temperature Data page.   Water Temperature Standards
Water temperature in Colorado streams is assessed for both chronic and acute exposure in an attempt to protect aquatic life against adverse effects of elevated water temperature. The chronic temperature standard is assessed against a seven-day running average of the data, while the acute temperature standard is assessed against the daily maximum of the two-hour running average. The applicable numeric chronic and acute standards are site-specific depending on the stream classification assigned at the monitoring location.

More information on temperature standards assessment is available in the Section 303(d) Listing Methodology and Temperature Criteria Methodology - Policy Statement 06-1. Applicable standards for the South Platte River basin can be found in Table Values of Regulation 38.


Step 1: Select Station

Select a station from the list or map.

Interactive Map  (Click here to close)

Select Station Name Period of Record (Daily avg.)
CLAFTCCO Cache la Poudre River at Mouth of Canyon 7/24/2002 - 12/31/2017
FC-PRU Fossil Creek upstream of the Cache La Poudre River 8/3/2014 - 11/1/2017
HFC-BTD Big Thompson River downstream of Hansen Feeder Canal 7/18/2007 - 1/19/2017
HFC-BTU Big Thompson River upstream of Hansen Feeder Canal 7/18/2007 - 10/26/2016
HSC-PRD Cache La Poudre River downstream of Hansen Supply Canal 7/21/2007 - 10/25/2016
HSC-PRU Cache La Poudre River upstream of Hansen Supply Canal 7/21/2007 - 10/25/2016
NF-PRU North Fork upstream of the Cache La Poudre River 3/31/2016 - 10/26/2017
PR-AWC Cache La Poudre River at Ansel Watrous Campground 8/25/2016 - 10/26/2017
PR-BCD Cache La Poudre downstream of Boxelder Creek 7/25/2014 - 11/1/2017
PR-BCU Cache La Poudre upstream of Boxelder Creek 7/23/2014 - 11/1/2017
PR-FCD Cache La Poudre downstream of Fossil Creek 7/23/2014 - 11/1/2017
PR-LION Cache La Poudre River at Lion's Park in Laporte 8/5/2016 - 10/31/2017
PR-MCU Cache La Poudre River above Monroe Canal 8/5/2016 - 10/26/2017
PR-NFD Cache La Poudre downstream of the North Fork 3/31/2016 - 10/26/2017
PR-NFU Cache La Poudre River upstream of the North Fork 3/31/2016 - 10/26/2017
PR-SFD Cache La Poudre River downstream of the South Fork 8/26/2016 - 10/26/2017
PR-SFU Cache La Poudre River upstream of the South Fork 8/26/2016 - 10/26/2017
PR-SHI Cache La Poudre at Shields Street in Fort Collins 4/1/2016 - 11/1/2017
PR-TIM Cache La Poudre River at Timberline Road in Fort Collins 3/24/2017 - 11/1/2017
PR-WAT Cache La Poudre River at Watson Lake 8/5/2016 - 10/31/2017
SF-PRU South Fork upstream of the Cache La Poudre River 8/26/2016 - 10/26/2017
SP-PRU South Platte River upstream of Cache La Poudre River 7/29/2014 - 10/26/2017
SVSC-LTD Little Thompson River downstream of Saint Vrain Supply Canal 7/21/2007 - 10/26/2016
SVSC-LTU Little Thompson River upstream of Saint Vrain Supply Canal 7/21/2007 - 10/26/2016
SVSC-SVD Saint Vrain Creek downstream of Saint Vrain Supply Canal 7/21/2007 - 10/26/2016
SVSC-SVU Saint Vrain Creek upstream of Saint Vrain Supply Canal 7/21/2007 - 10/26/2016

Step 2: Adjust Time Interval

Select a Time Interval, a Start Date and End Date within the Period of Record in Step 1. All Data are archived. Click Refresh Data and view results in Step 3.

Time Interval:

Step 3: View Results

To view results, choose selections from Steps 1 and 2, above.