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CDSN conducts joint Data Calls annually

with CDPHE and the Water Quality Control

Division to make it easy for you to submit your data

directly from AWQMS, without reformatting.

 

 
 

 

2017 Data Call --

2017 Colorado Data Sharing Network Call for Data for WQCC Regulation No. 32 & 36 for Water Quality Data for the Arkansas River Basin and Rio Grande Basin Triennial Review

January 2017

The Colorado Data Sharing Network is excited to announce that for the SIXTH consecutive year, the CDPHE Environmental Data Unit which collects data for the Water Quality Control Division (WQCD), is partnering with CDSN so that those entities already uploading data meeting the WQCD guidelines will not have to individually reformat and resubmit their data to WQCD via the Environmental Data Unit in order to supply data for the WQCC Colorado Regulation 32 & 36 data call. 
 
In the preceeding years , this joint effort between CDSN and WQCD was found to be very efficient for the data providers and certainly resulted in more data being submitted to WQCD for the data call.
 

The 2017 Data Call Process:

  • ESTABLISHED CDSN DATA ORGANIZATIONS: For those data organizations that already have specific data residing in the CDSN that the data owner wants to be submitted to WQCD on their behalf in time for the WQCD April deadline --
    • Notify the CDSN Project Coordinators (cdsn@coloradowaterdata.org | 970 . 258 . 0836) by February 15 that your organization has existing data that you want to be submitted, with a description of data (date range, specific monitoring location(s), specific analyte(s)) if this is a subset of your data. If you have additional data to upload, it must be uploaded in its final form into AWQMS by April 1.
    • And, notify the WQCD EDU (cdphe_wqcd_surfacewaterdata@state.co.us) by March 1 that you are working with CDSN for this Data Call.
     
  • NEW DATA ORGANIZATIONS: For any new data organization that wants to begin uploading data for the first time into CDSN --
    • Notify the CDSN Project Coordinators (cdsn@coloradowaterdata.org | 970 . 258 . 0836) ASAP, but no later than February 15. The Project Coordinators will work with you to find an expedited pathway to get your data uploaded in time for the April deadline. All of the data desired to be submitted has to be uploaded in its final form into AWQMS by April 1. This will allow the CDSN Project Coordinators enough time to include it in the CDSN submittal package for WQCD prior to the WQCD submittal deadline.
    • And, notify the WQCD EDU (cdphe_wqcd_surfacewaterdata@state.co.us) by March 1 that you are working with CDSN for this Data Call.

 

Announcement from WQCD about the 2017 Data Call:

 

2017 WQCD DATA REQUEST LETTER

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Water Quality Control Division is asking for your assistance in preparation for the triennial review of the water quality classifications and standards for the Arkansas River and Rio Grande Basins. This effort requires compilation of recent water quality parameters including biological, physical, chemical, and other related data that have been collected throughout the river basins. This compilation of data from streams, lakes, and reservoirs will be the basis of the division’s recommendations to the Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC) for maintaining or modifying water quality classifications and standards in these basins.
 
The schedule for the review of WQCC Regulation No. 32 Arkansas River Basin and Regulation No. 36 Rio Grande Basin and subsequent rulemaking is as follows:
  • Regulation Nos. 32 and 36 Deadline to Submit Data to Division -- April 15, 2017
  • Regulation Nos. 32 and 36 Issues Formulation Hearing -- November 13, 2017*
  • Regulation Nos. 32 and 36 Rulemaking Notice and Proposal -- February 12, 2018*
  • Regulation Nos. 32 and 36 Rulemaking Hearing -- June 11, 2018*
Please see the LINKED documents for a more complete letter requesting data and a template for those submitting directly to the division.  For more information or any questions about the WQCD Data Call, please email cdphe_wqcd_surfacewaterdata@state.co.us or call Sarah Wheeler at 303-692-3436 or Arne Sjodin at 303-692-3522 of the Environmental Data Unit.
 

2017 WQCD DATA REQUEST LETTER

 
NOTE FROM CDSN: IF YOU ARE HAVING CDSN SUBMIT YOUR DATA, YOUR DATA WILL BE UPLOADED INTO CDSN USING THE CDSN UPLOAD TEMPLATE. YOU WILL NOT NEED TO USE CDPHE'S DATA TEMPLATE. CDSN WILL SUBMIT YOUR DATA THAT IS WITHIN CDSN ON YOUR BEHALF. SEE "2017 DATA CALL PROCESS" ABOVE.

Steps to take for CDSN to submit your data contained in CDSN on your behalf for a WQCD Data Call: You MUST do ALL of the following--

  • ESTABLISHED CDSN Data Organization: Notify CDSN Project Coordinator of your intent to participate through CDSN by February 15, 2017 -AND- notify WQCD EDU by March 1, 2017. NEW Data Organizations: Notify CDSN Project Coordinator of your intent to participate through CDSN ASAP, no later than February 15, 2017 -AND- notify WQCD EDU by March 1, 2017.

  • ALL Data Organizations: Identify in writing via email which data in CDSN you wish submitted (date range, parameters, and specific monitoring locations by ID or their HUC 8 codes)

  • ALL Data Organizations: Verify to CDSN in writing that this is not data submitted to WQCD for any other Regulation rulemaking or REG85.

  • ALL Data Organizations: If your data is not yet uploaded, communicate this to CDSN in writing and commit to uploading it with all of the WQCD required minimum data elements, including Sample Fraction, into CDSN before April 1, 2017.

     

    CDSN Project Coordinator can be reached via email at cdsn@ColoradoWaterData.org and at 970 . 258 . 0836.

    We look forward to working with you!

     

CDSN Project Coordinators begin pulling the data to be submitted out of CDSN's database on April 1 and will provide you with information showing that it was submitted on or before April 15 to WQCD on your behalf.

2016 Data Call --

2016 Colorado Data Sharing Network Call for Data for WQCC Regulation No. 34 & 35 for Water Quality Data for the San Juan, Dolores, Lower Dolores and Gunnison River Basins Triennial Review

January 2016

The Colorado Data Sharing Network is excited to announce that for the fifth consecutive year, the CDPHE Environmental Data Unit which collects data for the Water Quality Control Division (WQCD), is partnering with CDSN so that those entities already uploading data meeting the WQCD guidelines will not have to individually reformat and resubmit their data to WQCD via the Environmental Data Unit in order to supply data for the WQCC Colorado Regulation 34 & 35 data call. 
 
In the preceeding years , this joint effort between CDSN and WQCD was found to be very efficient for the data providers and certainly resulted in more data being submitted to WQCD for the data call.
 

The 2016 Data Call Process:

  • ESTABLISHED CDSN DATA ORGANIZATIONS: For those data organizations that already have specific data residing in the CDSN that the data owner wants to be submitted to WQCD on their behalf in time for the WQCD April deadline --
    • Notify the CDSN Project Coordinators (cdsn@coloradowaterdata.org | 970 . 258 . 0836) by February 15 that your organization has existing data that you want to be submitted, with a description of data (date range, specific monitoring location(s), specific analyte(s)) if this is a subset of your data. If you have additional data to upload, it must be uploaded in its final form into AWQMS by April 1.
    • And, notify the WQCD EDU (cdphe_wqcd_surfacewaterdata@state.co.us) by March 1, 2016 that you are working with CDSN for this Data Call.
     
  • NEW DATA ORGANIZATIONS: For any new data organization that wants to begin uploading data for the first time into CDSN --
    • Notify the CDSN Project Coordinators (cdsn@coloradowaterdata.org | 970 . 258 . 0836) ASAP, but no later than February 15. The Project Coordinators will work with you to find an expedited pathway to get your data uploaded in time for the April deadline. All of the data desired to be submitted has to be uploaded in its final form into AWQMS by April 1. This will allow the CDSN Project Coordinators enough time to include it in the CDSN submittal package for WQCD prior to the WQCD submittal deadline.
    • And, notify the WQCD EDU (cdphe_wqcd_surfacewaterdata@state.co.us) by March 1, 2016 that you are working with CDSN for this Data Call.
       

Announcement from WQCD about the 2016 Data Call:

 
Please see the request letter for water quality data for the 2016 Request for Water Quality Data for the San Juan, Dolores, Lower Dolores and Gunnison River Basins Triennial Review for technical details. 

< 2016 WQCD REQUEST LETTER>

 
"The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Water Quality Control Division is asking for your assistance in preparation for the triennial review of the water quality classifications and standards for the San Juan, Dolores, Lower Dolores and Gunnison River basins. This effort requires compilation of recent water quality parameters including biological, physical, chemical, and other related data that has been collected throughout the river basins. This compilation of data from streams, lakes, and reservoirs will be the basis of the division’s recommendations to the Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC) for maintaining or modifying water quality classifications and standards in these basins.
 
The division collected data in the San Juan, Dolores, Lower Dolores and Gunnison River basins in 2014 and 2015 and recognizes that other parties may have water quality data that would be appropriate to include in the data analyses for the triennial review process. A list of the division’s monitoring sites is available upon request. In addition, there are numerous stream segments the division was unable to sample and third party data may fill these data gaps.

Therefore, the division is requesting water quality data from any sampling events conducted in these basins during the last five years (10/1/2010-12/31/2015). There is no need to resubmit data previously submitted to the Environmental Data Unit. However, data previously submitted to other areas within the division should be resubmitted in order to ensure it is used in this assessment process. The data will assist in determining ambient water quality across the state during this time period. Please note that this data call is separate from the data submittal requirements per Regulation 85.
 

The division is also working with the Colorado Data Sharing Network (CDSN) on this data call for Regulation Nos. 34 and 35. If you are working with CDSN on the management of your data, or would like to start using CDSN, please submit your data through them by going to http://www.coloradowaterdata.org/datacalls_cdsn.html. There is no reason to double submit your data. An added benefit of using CDSN is that your data will be available, along with all other participating entities’ data, for other uses including CDSN mapping and analytical tools. If you are using the CDSN, please notify the division that you are doing so by March 1, 2016. You will also need to begin working with CDSN as soon as possible, but no later than February 15, 2016.

 
For more information or any questions please email cdphe_wqcd_surfacewaterdata@state.co.us or call Sarah Wheeler at 303-692-3436, Arne Sjodin at 303-692-3522 or Scott Garncarz at 303-692-2374 of the Environmental Data Unit."

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Steps to take for CDSN to submit your data contained in CDSN on your behalf for a WQCD Data Call: You MUST do ALL of the following--

  • ESTABLISHED CDSN Data Organization: Notify CDSN Project Coordinator of your intent to participate through CDSN by February 15, 2016 -AND- notify WQCD EDU by March 1, 2016. NEW Data Organizations: Notify CDSN Project Coordinator of your intent to participate through CDSN ASAP, no later than February 15, 2016 -AND- notify WQCD EDU by March 1, 2016.

  • ALL Data Organizations: Identify in writing via email which data in CDSN you wish submitted (date range, parameters, and specific monitoring locations by ID or their HUC 8 codes)

  • ALL Data Organizations: Verify to CDSN in writing that this is not data submitted to WQCD for any other Regulation rulemaking or REG85.

  • ALL Data Organizations: If your data is not yet uploaded, communicate this to CDSN in writing and commit to uploading it with all of the WQCD required minimum data elements, including Sample Fraction, into CDSN before April 1, 2015.

     

    CDSN Project Coordinator can be reached via email at cdsn@ColoradoWaterData.org and at 970 . 258 . 0836.

    We look forward to working with you!

     

CDSN Project Coordinators begin pulling the data to be submitted out of CDSN's database on April 1 and will provide you with information showing that it was submitted on or before April 15 to WQCD on your behalf.

 

2015 Data Call --

2015 Colorado Data Sharing Network Call for Data for WQCC Regulation No. 93 Section 303(d) List Water-Quality-Limited Segments Requiring TMDLS and subsequent rule making

In January 2015, the Colorado Data Sharing Network was excited to announce that for the fourth consecutive year, the CDPHE Environmental Data Unit which collects data for the Water Quality Control Division (WQCD), is partnering with CDSN so that those entities already uploading data meeting the WQCD guidelines will not have to individually reformat and resubmit their data to WQCD via the Environmental Data Unit in order to supply data for the WQCD Colorado Regulation 93 data call. 
 
In the preceding years , this joint effort between CDSN and WQCD was found to be very efficient for the data providers and certainly resulted in more data being submitted to WQCD for the data call.
 
The 2015 process was for those data organizations that already had specific data residing in the CDSN that the data owner wanted submitted to WQCD on their behalf, to notify the CDSN Project Coordinators by February 1. For any new data organization that wanted to begin uploading data for the first time into CDSN they also had to notify CDSN by February 1. All of the data that was desired by the data owners to be submitted had to be uploaded in its final form into AWQMS by April 1, so that the CDSN Project Coordinators could begin batching it up into a submittal package for WQCD prior to the WQCD submittal deadline.

Announcement from WQCD about the 2015 Data Call:

"Please see the attached request for water quality data for the 2016 303(d) List of Impaired Waters - 303(d) List. The Water Quality Control Division is requesting water quality data from any sampling events that have been conducted statewide during the last five years. There is no need to submit data that have previously been submitted to the Environmental Data Unit. If you recently provided data to the division, either directly or via the Colorado Data Sharing Network (CDSN), for the South Platte (Regulation #38) data call, it is not necessary for you to resubmit this data unless you have new or updated data that you would like the division to consider for 303(d) listing purposes.  Data that have been previously submitted to other areas within the division should be resubmitted in order to ensure that it is used in this assessment process. Please note that this data call is separate from the data submittal requirements per Regulation 85.
 
The water quality data should be provided in electronic format, including the associated meta-data, detection limits and information explaining that the samples were collected and analyzed according to established quality assurance procedures. Data must be received by April 15, 2015.  Data received after this date will not be reviewed and incorporated into the division’s proposals for Regulation No. 93 rule making hearings in 2015. 
 

The 2015 data call announcement letters and details are archived in the following documents:

WQCD 2015 Request for Water Quality Data for the 2016 List of Impaired Waters – 303(d) List

Steps to take for CDSN to submit your data contained in CDSN on your behalf for a WQCD Data Call, you MUST do ALL of the following:

  • Notify CDSN Project Coordinator of your intent to participate through CDSN by February 1, 2015.

  • Identify in writing via email which data in CDSN you wish submitted (date range, parameters, and specific monitoring locations by ID or their HUC 8 codes)

  • Verify to CDSN in writing that this is not data submitted last year for the South Platte (Reg 38) Data Call.

  • If your data is not yet uploaded, communicate this to CDSN in writing and commit to uploading it with all of the WQCD required minimum data elements, including Sample Fraction, into CDSN before April 1, 2015.

     

    CDSN Project Coordinator can be reached via email at cdsn@ColoradoWaterData.org and at 970. 258. 0836.

     

CDSN Project Coordinators begin pulling the data to be submitted out of CDSN's database on April 1 and will provide you with information showing that it was submitted on or before April 15 to WQCD on your behalf.

Why would you use the Colorado Data Sharing Network (CDSN) to respond to a Data Call by the Colorado Water Quality Control Division (WQCD)?

  • Colorado Data Sharing Network (CDSN) provides data to WQCD for Triennial Rule making and Regulation 85 data calls each year. In January 2014, WQCD announced "The Division is also working with the Colorado Data Sharing Network (CDSN) on this data call", ... "as well as the data call for the monitoring requirement in Regulation No. 85.  If you are working with CDSN on the management of your data, or would like to start using CDSN, please submit your data to the CDSN by going to http://www.coloradowaterdata.org/datacalls_cdsn.html for more information. There is no reason to double submit your data and it is more efficient for the Division to receive your data through the CDSN. An added benefit of using CDSN is that your data will be available, along with all other participating entities’ data, for other uses including CDSN mapping and analytical tools."
     
  • Customized support and assistance.  First, the process of formatting your data is easier and you get support and assistance from CDSN staff. 
     
  • Data available immediately and can be combined with others' data for exports, more robust analyses and for overall better water management decision making.  Your organization's data is stored with dozens of other Colorado data providers' data in a system that makes all of the stored data available immediately and in the future.  You can search, filter, map, chart, and graph your own data in conjunction with other's data at the same time for use with monitoring and restoration planning, research and overall better water management decision making.
     
  • Using CDSN ensures the maximum use of all data uploaded at a minimum of cost. Using CDSN spares your scarce resources for additional monitoring and/or analyses. 
     
  • No need to double submit data for submission to WQCD for Data Calls or Reg85.  WQCD has determined that it is more efficient for WQCD to receive your data through CDSN.
 

MORE INFO THE TRIENNIAL & ROUTINE REVIEW SCHEDULE OF THE WQCC --

The CDSN SWAP & Data Call Schedule generally follows the Triennial and Routine Reviews of Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC) Regulations and the Regulation 85 Triennial Reviews.
Triennial & Routine Review Fact Sheet (updated 2/2011)
Regulation 85 Triennial Review Informational Hearing Information
Colorado Water Quality and Control Commission web site

CWQMC MENTORING & MONITORING PROGRAMS:

The CWQMC is dedicated to facilitating water quality monitoring and seamless data sharing among all interested parties to accurately characterize water quality in Colorado. Water Quality Monitoring can be conducted for many purposes including to:
  • characterize waters and identify changes or trends in water quality over time;
  • identify specific existing or emerging water quality problems;
  • gather information to design specific pollution prevention or remediation programs;
  • determine whether program goals -- such as compliance with regulations or implementation of effective pollution control actions -- are being met; and
  • respond to emergencies, such as spills and floods.
More information about CWQMC's mentoring and monitoring programs can be found here:
CWQMC Monitoring info
CWQMC Mentoring info

2014 Data Call --

2014 Colorado Data Sharing Network Call for Data in conjunction with the CDPHE WQCD South Platte River, Laramie River, Republican River and Smokey Hill River basins data call:

In January 2014, the Colorado Data Sharing Network was excited to announce that for the third year, the CDPHE Environmental Data Unit which collects data for the Water Quality Control Division (WQCD), was partnering with CDSN so that those entities already uploading data meeting the WQCD guidelines will not have to individually reformat and resubmit their data to WQCD via the Environmental Data Unit to supply data for the WQCD Colorado Regulation 38 data call.  This service was found to be very efficient for both the data providers and CDPHE staff and certainly resulted in more data being submitted to WQCD for the data call.
 
2014 was our third year year piloting the CDSN and WQCD partnership, with every year seeing an increase in the amount of data submitted via CDSN to WQCD for Reg 38 Data Calls.  In 2014, the WQCD was requesting water quality data for the South Platte Basin Triennial Review. Each year the WQCD issues a data call for different basins, on a rotating schedule. In 2013, CDSN's Project Coordinators were able to provide data for 4 different organizations in time for the April 2013 deadline.
 
The joint data call process is such that CDSN data organizations having data in CDSN AWQMS within the WQCD area of interest, notify CDPHE WQCD & CDSN that they will be uploading their data call data into the CDSN AWQMS and having CDSN submit their data to WQCD on their behalf. Whether they are existing CDSN or new data partners, they contact the CDSN Project Coordinators ASAP in January to mid-February, to notify CDSN that they will be submitting data to WQCD for the data call. New data partners begin getting started in January by getting their organization enabled into the CDSN data management system. During February and March data must be uploaded (if not already) into CDSN AWQMS, following the CDSN-WQCD minimum data elements guidelines. Each data provider can specify to CDSN which characteristics and monitoring locations they wanted to submit data to WQCD.

Announcement from WQCD about the 2014 Data Call:

"The Division is also working with the Colorado Data Sharing Network (CDSN) on this data call for the South Platte River Basin as well as the data call for the monitoring requirement in Regulation No. 85. If you are working with CDSN on the management of your data, or would like to start using CDSN, please submit your data through them by going to http://www.coloradowaterdata.org/datacalls_cdsn.html. There is no reason to double submit your data and it is more efficient for the Division to receive your data through the CDSN. An added benefit of using CDSN is that your data will be available, along with all other participating entities’ data, for other uses including CDSN mapping and analytical tools. If you are using the CDSN, please notify the Division by April 1st, 2014 that you are doing so. You will also need to begin working with CDSN as soon as possible, but no later than February 15, 2014."

The 2014 data call announcement letters and details are archived in the following documents:

CDSN 2014 Data Call Details
WQCD 2014 Request for Water Quality Data for the South Platte Basin Triennial Review

During the period from January to April CDSN takes the opportunity to remind all of our data partners to upload any new data into AWQMS they might have.
 
CDSN Project Coordinators can be contacted via email at cdsn@coloradowaterdata.org or cell at 970-258-0836.
 

2013 Data Call --

 
In January 2013, the Colorado Data Sharing Network was excited to announce that for the second time the CDPHE Environmental Data Unit which collects data for the Water Quality Control Division (WQCD), partnered with CDSN so that those entities already uploading data meeting the WQCD guidelines will not have to individually reformat and resubmit their data to WQCD via the Environmental Data Unit.  2013 was our second year year piloting the CDSN and WQCD partnership designed to increase the usefulness of data managed in CDSN's data management system and increase the amount of relevant data being submitted to WQCD for Colorado Regulation 33 & 37.  In 2013, the WQCD requested water quality data for the upper and lower Colorado Basins Triennial Review. Each year the WQCD issues a data call for different basins, on a rotating schedule.
 
CDSN data partners with data in AWQMS were informed that they could work with CDPHE and the CDSN Project Coordinators to specify which characteristics and monitoring locations they wanted to submit data to WQCD. CDSN's Project Coordinators were able to provide data for 4 different organizations in time for the April 2013 deadline.
 
This service was efficient for both the data providers and CDPHE staff. The following documents still provide an opportunity to learn more about the 2013 joint data call process.
CDSN 2013 Data Call Details
WQCD 2013 Request for Water Quality Data for the Upper and Lower Colorado Basins Triennial Review
During the period from each January to April, CDSN takes the opportunity to remind all of our data partners to upload any new data into AWQMS they might have and also highlights this feature for new data partners who wish to begin using CDSN for collaborative and cost efficient data management. For more information about CDSN data calls and to start planning for the next data call, contact the CDSN Project Coordinators at: cdsn@coloradowaterdata.org.
 

2012 Data Call --

 

The Colorado Data Sharing Network issued a Call for Data in sync with the Colorado Water Quality Control Division Data Call for Water Quality Data for the Arkansas & Rio Grande Basins Triennial Review. 

 
In January 2012, Colorado Data Sharing Network was excited to announce that for the first time the CDPHE Environmental Data Unit which collects data for WQCD, worked with CDSN so that those entities already uploading data meeting the WQCD guidelines would not have to be resubmitted to WQCD via the Environmental Data Unit EDD.  2012 was a pilot year for the CDSN and WQCD Colorado Regulation 32 & 36 data call effort.  CDSN worked with existing and new data organizations with data uploaded and stored in the CDSN AWQMS database before April 30, 2012 to facilitate submission of data to WQCD directly from CDSN AWQMS. There were 2 related CDSN and WQCD data call documents:
CDSN 2012 Data Call Details
WQCD 2012 Request for Water Quality Data for the Arkansas and Rio Grande River Basins Triennial Review.

 
 
 
 
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