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Monitoring the Coal Creek ecosystem following the Marshall Fire

A team from CU Boulder is monitoring impacts of the Marshall Fire to the Coal Creek ecosystem and you can view the results on our public dashboard.

Collaborative Monitoring Program

The Keep it Clean Partnership collaborative monitoring program was started in 2014 to collect water quality data throughout the Boulder St. Vrain watershed. Compiling data from all of our municipal partners allows us to look at watershed health more holistically and evaluate trends over time and location, with some data going back over 20 years.

  • 6 participating local governments
  • Over 40 monitoring sites
  • Over 17 water quality parameters
  • Monthly monitoring at all sites
  • Data analyzed every year for major trends


We analyze data from our collaborative monitoring program every year for major trends and takeaways. However, we have recently switched to a rotating schedule for developing our water quality reports. Our next full report will be released in 2024 and will include data through the end of 2023. In the meantime we are keeping a close eye on local water quality issues and working on some new ways to communicate our data.

KICP Water Quality Reports

An interactive data dashboard with data through the end of 2023 will be available at the end of 2024, which will allow stakeholders and the public to more easily view water quality data in our watershed. The latest report is the 2019 KICP Water Quality Report. Water quality reports prior to 2019 are available upon request – please email Cristina Ramirez at [email protected].