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Colorado Water Watch Monitoring Site Selection

The Colorado Water Watch monitoring station sites are carefully chosen based on analyzing various criteria. Sophisticated multi-criteria spatial decision analysis (MCSDA) is conducted to verify the feasibility of the potential sites to suite this purpose. This involves the evaluation of alternatives based on a set of pre-defined criteria. The three main criteria considered to identify potential monitoring sites include:

In addition, one control site (located in complete absence of any oil and gas activity in proximity) is also chosen to monitor natural fluctuations in groundwater quality.


Colorado Water Watch aquifer water quality monitoring real time data oil gas wells