Open Water Foundation / Data

This website provides data resources, including spatial datasets and other useful data for water resources. The data resources listed below are being organized to simplify access. Check back for improvements. In some cases a dataset is original data but in many cases the datasets are reprocessed formats or combinations of other datasets that improve access to data for analysis and visualization. See also other Open Water Foundation websites:

Spatial Datasets

OWF has been developing automated tools to process large spatial datasets into extent and formats that are useful for place-based maps such as a specific river basin. OWF is also attempting to normalize attributes so that attribute tables are consistent across river basins, even if empty, to simplify generalized use. We are also exploring ways to utilize timestamped spatial data in animations and analysis over time. The following datasets are therefore organized to reflect key dataset properties. The following resources should not be considered as permalinks at this point and may be relocated. It is recommended that datasets should be copied to another more permanent location to ensure long-term access. However, OWF is exploring options to provide long-term, stable access to these datasets to allow direct access for visualization. The datasets in the following table have filenames that generally follow the pattern:

State-SourceEntity-DataType-SpatialExtent-EffectiveDate[-VersionTimeStamp].geojson

OWF will soon be adding a preview feature for layers.

The following datasets are preliminary. Additional data will be uploaded soon.

Dataset ID Description State Source Entity Source Link Data Type Layer Type Spatial Extent Effective Date Available Formats URL Pattern Example Link
CO-DWR-DitchHeadgates Colorado Division of Water Resources ditch headgate locations Colorado (CO) Division of Water Resources (DWR) CDSS GIS DitchHeadgates Point Feature Water Divisions, Districts Irrigated Lands snapshot year
  • Division 1: 1956, 1976, 1987, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2010
  • Division 2: Not available
  • Division 3: 1936, 1998, 2002, 2005,2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Division 4: 1993, 2000, 2005, 2010
  • Division 5: 1993, 2000, 2005, 2010
  • Division 6: 1993, 2000, 2005, 2010
  • Division 7: 1993, 2000, 2005, 2010
GeoJSON /CO/spatial/CO-DWR-DitchHeadgates-District1-1956.geojson
/CO/spatial/CO-DWR-DitchHeadgates-Division1-1956.geojson
http://data.openwaterfoundation.org/CO/spatial/DitchHeadgates/CO-DWR-DitchHeadgates-District47-1952.geojson
CO-DWR-DitchIrrigatedLands Colorado Division of Water Resources ditch irrigated lands Colorado (CO) Division of Water Resources (DWR) CDSS GIS DitchIrrigatedLands Polygon Feature Water Divisions, Districts Irrigated Lands snapshot year
  • Division 1: 1956, 1976, 1987, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2010
  • Division 2: Not available
  • Division 3: 1936, 1998, 2002, 2005,2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Division 4: 1993, 2000, 2005, 2010
  • Division 5: 1993, 2000, 2005, 2010
  • Division 6: 1993, 2000, 2005, 2010
  • Division 7: 1993, 2000, 2005, 2010
GeoJSON /CO/spatial/CO-DWR-DitchIrrigatedLands-District1-1956.geojson
/CO/spatial/CO-DWR-DitchIrrigatedLands-Division1-1956.geojson
NA
CO-CWCB-InstreamFlowReachesDecreed Colorado Water Conservation Board decreed instream flow reaches Colorado (CO) Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) CDSS GIS InstreamFlowReachesDecreed Line Feature Water Divisions, Districts Publication date:
  • 20160614
GeoJSON /CO/spatial/CO-CWCB-InstreamFlowReachesDecreed-District1-20160614.geojson
/CO/spatial/CO-CWCB-InstreamFlowReachesDecreed-Division1-201606141956.geojson
NA
CO-CWCB-InstreamFlowReachesPending Colorado Water Conservation Board pending instream flow reaches Colorado (CO) Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) CDSS GIS InstreamFlowReachesPending Line Feature Water Divisions, Districts Publication date:
  • 20160614
GeoJSON /CO/spatial/CO-CWCB-InstreamFlowReachesPending-District1-20160614.geojson
/CO/spatial/CO-CWCB-InstreamFlowReachesPending-Division1-201606141956.geojson
NA
CO-CWCB-InstreamFlowReachTerminiDecreed Colorado Water Conservation Board decreed instream flow reach termini Colorado (CO) Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) CDSS GIS InstreamFlowReachTerminiDecreed Point Feature Water Divisions, Districts Publication date:
  • 20160614
GeoJSON /CO/spatial/CO-CWCB-InstreamFlowReachTerminiDecreed-District1-20160614.geojson
/CO/spatial/CO-CWCB-InstreamFlowReachTerminiDecreed-Division1-201606141956.geojson
NA
CO-CWCB-InstreamFlowReachTerminiPending Colorado Water Conservation Board pending instream flow reach termini Colorado (CO) Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) CDSS GIS InstreamFlowReachTerminiPending Point Feature Water Divisions, Districts Publication date:
  • 20160614
GeoJSON /CO/spatial/CO-CWCB-InstreamFlowReachTerminiPending-District1-20160614.geojson
/CO/spatial/CO-CWCB-InstreamFlowReachTerminiPending-Division1-201606141956.geojson
NA
CO-DWR-SourceWaterRouteFramework Colorado Division of Water Resources stream layer tied to water rights and stream mile Colorado (CO) Division of Water Resources (DWR) CDSS GIS SourceWaterRouteFramework Line Feature Water Divisions, Districts Publication Date:
  • 20160306
GeoJSON /CO/spatial/CO-DWR-SourceWaterRouteFramework-District1-20160306.geojson
/CO/spatial/CO-DWR-SourceWaterRouteFramework-Division1-20160306.geojson
NA
CO-DWR-SourceWaterRouteFrameworkConfluences Colorado Division of Water Resources stream layer tied to water rights and stream mile (confluences) Colorado (CO) Division of Water Resources (DWR) CDSS GIS SourceWaterRouteFrameworkConfluences Point Feature Water Divisions, Districts Publication Date:
  • 20160306
GeoJSON /CO/spatial/CO-DWR-SourceWaterRouteFrameworkConfluences-District1-20160306.geojson
/CO/spatial/CO-DWR-SourceWaterRouteFrameworkConfluences-Division1-20160306.geojson
NA
CO-DWR-WaterDistrictBoundaries Colorado Division of Water Resources water district boundaries Colorado (CO) Division of Water Resources (DWR) CDSS GIS WaterDistrictBoundaries Polygon Feature State, Water Divisions, Districts Publication Date:
  • Most current (no date)
GeoJSON /CO/spatial/CO-DWR-WaterDistrictBoundaries-District1.geojson
/CO/spatial/CO-DWR-WaterDistrictBoundaries-Division1.geojson
/CO/spatial/CO-DWR-WaterDistrictBoundaries-State.geojson
http://data.openwaterfoundation.org/CO/spatial/WaterDistrictBoundaries/CO-DWR-WaterDistrictBoundaries-District47.geojson
CO-DWR-WaterDivisionBoundaries Colorado Division of Water Resources water division boundaries Colorado (CO) Division of Water Resources (DWR) CDSS GIS WaterDivisionBoundaries Polygon Feature State, Water Divisions Publication Date:
  • Most current (no date)
GeoJSON /CO/spatial/CO-DWR-WaterDivisionBoundaries-State.geojson
/CO/spatial/CO-DWR-WaterDivisionBoundaries-Division1.geojson
http://data.openwaterfoundation.org/CO/spatial/WaterDivisionBoundaries/CO-DWR-WaterDivisionBoundaries-District47.geojson