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Overview

Colorado Water Watch has a network of monitoring stations equipped with real-time water quality sensors. These sensors are capable of detecting...

Colorado Water Watch Overview

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

The Water Watch Program

‘Hydraulic fracturing’ or ‘Fracking’ has become highly controversial in recent years. More than 90 percent of new wells in the US are completed using...

Colorado Water Watch Program

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

What

The CWW monitoring stations are equipped with real-time water quality sensors and are situated in close proximity to oil and gas operations...

Colorado Water Watch What

Why

The recent marriage of horizontal drilling and fracking has helped shift the balance of domestic oil and natural gas production, as well as imports/exports...

Colorado Water Watch Why

How

A systematic approach was adapted since inception, in order to plan and execute the real time monitoring network to obtain scientifically valid...

Colorado Water Watch How

Where

Last year, 63% of the state’s 2,172 new oil and natural gas wells were drilled in Weld County. The CWW monitoring sites are and will be positioned within...

Colorado Water Watch Where

Who

The CWW is a part of the Center for Energy Water Sustainability at Colorado State University’s Energy Institute. Only the CWW team at CSU will have the...

Colorado Water Watch Who

FAQs - Colorado Water Watch

What is Colorado Water Watch? Real time groundwater monitoring system that looks for CHANGES in baseline groundwater quality from the COGCC’s...

Colorado Water Watch FAQs

Monitoring Site Selection

The CWW monitoring station sites are carefully chosen based on analyzing various criteria. Sophisticated multi-criteria spatial decision analysis...

Colorado Water Watch Sites

Monitoring Technology

Since it is practically infeasible to measure for all the individual contamination components in real time in the field, CWW has established lab verified...

Colorado Water Watch Technology

Monitor Selection

The criteria for monitor/sensor selection was based on: The capability of measuring the required parameters with accuracy; Reliable equipment quality for long term...

Colorado Water Watch Monitors

Anomaly Detection System

The real-time monitoring data that is transmitted from the CWW monitoring stations to the CWW database is continuously analyzed by a sophisticated...

Colorado Water Watch System

Journal Article

Real-Time Surrogate Analysis for Potential Oil and Gas Contamination

Public concerns related to the fast-growing shale oil and gas industry have increased during recent years. The major concern regarding...

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Journal Article

Distribution and Origin of Groundwater Methane in Wattenberg

Public concerns over potential environmental contamination associated with oil and gas well drilling and fracturing in the Wattenberg...

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Journal Article

Water Intensity Assessment of Shale Gas Resources

Efficient use of water, particularly in the western U.S., is an increasingly important aspect of many activities including agriculture, urban...

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Technical Paper

Anomaly Detection System

CANARY is a water quality event detection software package that USEPA developed as part of a contamination warning system...

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What is Fracking

The potential of shale as a natural gas resource has been known for decades, however, the technology needed for extracting the available gas...

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FAQs - Fracking

Hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as fracking, is the process of creating small cracks, or fractures, in underground geological...

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CSU begins Colorado Water Watch study to chart changes in groundwater

The Colorado Water Watch demonstration project will soon begin water table monitoring in test wells at roughly 10 Noble production sites...

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Modern Drilling Operations: Hydraulic Fracturing

Natural gas is vital to our country's energy security and economy, and natural gas can be produced in a way that respects local and...

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Understanding Fracturing Fluids

Reducing Surface Footprint with Horizontal Drilling, fracking fluids are comprised of 90% water, the pressure of the water creates tiny fissures...

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Can Fracking Help The U.S. Move Away From Fossil Fuel Consumption?

Editor Joe Romm and Professor Ken Carlson discuss whether fracking can be a clean and safe source of energy and if it can help transition...

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The Right Way to Develop Shale Gas

LISTENING to the polarized energy debate in the United States, you might think natural gas was an economic and geopolitical cure-all — or an...

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A Deeper Look at a Study Finding High Leak Rates From Gas Drilling

Most efforts to slow the natural gas drilling boom in the United States have focused on questions about the environmental impacts of the...

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Fracking's Effect On Water Not Properly Monitored

A new report commissioned by Environment Canada says there's little information about the effects of shale gas development on...

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Hydraulic fracturing: Safe Oil and Natural Gas Extraction

‘Hydraulic fracturing’ or ‘Fracking’ is a technique used to extract oil and natural gas trapped thousands of feet underground by injecting highly pressurized fluids.

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How Colorado Came to a Fracking Compromise

On the second day of his vacation, surrounded by science fiction and comic book fans at Comic Con, Alan Salazar looked around the San Diego...

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Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

Because of the public’s interest in and concern about the potential impacts of fracking on public health and the environment, including surface...

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CSU Develops Monitoring System to Test Water Quality in Wells

Colorado State University water engineers have come up with deep-well sensors, which are inserted in gas and oil wells to monitor any impact...

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CSU Unveils Water Monitoring Tool for Oil and Gas Sites

A website that provides real-time information about water quality around oil and natural gas sites in the Denver-Julesburg Basin launched Wednesday...

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Tool Lets Public Monitor Colorado Groundwater in Real Time

Colorado State University researchers today launched a tool that allows residents to monitor groundwater quality at oil and gas fields from the comfort...

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New CSU System Monitors Water Quality at Oil and Gas Sites in Real Time

A steady stream of data collected at oil and natural gas sites in the Denver-Julesburg Basin flows into a server at CSU, where researchers use it to...

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Colorado State Launches Water-Quality Monitoring in Oil, Gas Zones

A real-time system for monitoring water quality in the state's oil and gas regions was unveiled Wednesday by Colorado State University researchers....

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New CSU System Monitors Water Quality at Oil and Gas Sites in Real Time

A steady stream of data collected at oil and natural gas sites in the Denver-Julesburg Basin flows into a server at CSU, where researchers use it to...

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Colorado Water Watch Act as Early Warning System

For the first time, Colorado residents, regulators and other stakeholders will have access to water quality information gathered in real-time at oil and natural...

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CWW Keeps A Close Eye On Oil And Gas Sites With Public Data

Homeowners and landowners have long expressed concerns about how the fracking process impacts water quality. Colorado regulations require water...

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Making Colorado Water Monitoring Even Better

Colorado has one of the most stringent sets of rules in the country for testing groundwater in and around oil and gas drilling, but that doesn't mean....

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