City of Boulder Water Quality Monitoring
Boulder Creek Watershed
North Boulder Creek - Boulder Creek
Longitudinal Water Temperature Profiles for August, 1999

Preliminary Data - subject to revision

Marker Indicates no data available
Marker Indicates data exceeds plot scale.

Information on Water Temperature:

Temperature of water is a very important factor for aquatic life. It controls the rate of metabolic and reproductive activities. Most aquatic organisms are "cold-blooded," which means they can not control their own body temperatures. Their body temperatures become the temperature of the water around them. Cold-blooded organisms are adapted to a specific temperature range. If water temperatures vary too much, metabolic activities can malfunction. Temperature also affects the concentration of dissolved oxygen and can influence the activity of bacteria and toxic chemicals in a water body.

More general information about Water Temperature
Measurement of Water Temperature
Factors affecting Water Temperature
Standards regarding Water Temperature
Interpretation of Boulder Creek Water Temperature data
Data Source: City of Boulder Water Quality Monitoring
Point of Contact: Chris Rudkin
Collection and Analysis notes
Analysis method: YSI 600XL probe

Indicated monitoring site:

The above map indicates water quality monitoring sites. To view data at a specific site select it from the map with the mouse.

Plot Label SiteName Temp
° C
NBC-Lw North Boulder Creek diversion to Lakewood 12.51
NBC-FALLS North Boulder Creek at Boulder Falls 12.90
BC-ORO Boulder Creek at Orodell 14.60
BC-CAN Boulder Creek at Eben G. Fine Park 14.30
BC-61 Boulder Creek at 61st St. 17.00
BC-aWWTP Boulder Creek above WW Plant 18.00
BC-75 Boulder Creek at 75th St 18.90
BC-aDC Boulder Creek above Dry Creek 19.90
BC-95 Boulder Creek at 95th St 20.40
BC-107 Boulder Creek at 107th St 21.10
BC-aCC Boulder Creek Above Coal Creek 22.60
BC-bCC Boulder Creek Below Coal Creek 21.80
*value below detection limit:
Detection Limit (if available) 0.0

Preliminary Data - subject to revision

Select on the parameter name to view more detailed information for that parameter in this month. Select on the site name to view data time series observed at that station. For monitoring site locations see site location map.

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