Use Colorado Data Sharing Network (CDSN) to submit your data.
We are helping to enhance Colorado's watersheds and water quality by providing CDSN's data partners and Colorado's citizens with an accessible and affordable tool kit for data management, data analysis, and data sharing.
CDSN is currently helping 70+ different data organizations manage, share, and analyze 3.9 million water quality results for over 11,000 monitoring locations in Colorado.
The Colorado Data Sharing Network (CDSN) is the primary project of the Colorado Water Quality Monitoring Council (CWQMC). CDSN has been providing an innovative tool kit for organizations to manage and analyze their water data affordably and to share their data for more than 13 years.
Sharing data saves time and resources for others who are monitoring in the same basin. Sharing hosting, research and development costs for innovative data management and analysis leverages more resources for monitoring and other priorities.
Data is easily uploaded into CDSN and is then available for querying, downloading, mapping, and analyzing. Since data is in one location and a single format, it can be combined with other organizations' data from around Colorado. CDSN streamlines the data submittal process for REG85 data and other water quality data to CDPHE. The same CDSN upload template is used for uploading all water data and CDSN will download and submit your data to CDPHE at your direction. You can send your data directly from CDSN AWQMS to the EPA's WQX by simply pushing a button in AWQMS. The AWQMS data management system has built in features for queries, downloads, and creating charts, graphs, and maps so you don't need to purchase additional analytical software. Our data partners report that CDSN simplifies the process and time required to format and simplify data for CDPHE or the EPA.
CDSN has saved its data providers over $1 million through shared hosting of the data management system vs. what it would cost for them to pay for hosting and support individually.
It takes dedication, innovation, data, time, and money to sustain a resilient data sharing network for data managers and for all of Colorado. Thanks for your interest in CDSN.
CDSN's toolkit includes:
To get started on efficiently managing and sharing your data or to schedule a customized training please email us.