Resources

Videos

Edge of Field Monitoring Installation (2019)

BMP Filter Strip Monitoring Installation (2019) 

NRCS Edge of Field Monitor: Specialty Crops Field Day (2020)

Irrigation Innovation Consortium Virtual Field Day Tour (2020) 

Regulation 85, Colorado State (2017) 

Webinar on Cynaotoxins, Nutrients and Public Health (2017) 

 

Publications

Best Management Practices (BMP) Publications

Colorado Corn 

Economic Considerations of Nutrient Management 

Guidelines for Using Conservation Tillage Under Furrow Irrigation 

Irrigation Management 

Manure Utilization 568A 

Nitrogen Management 

Pesticide Use 

Pesticide and Fertilizer Storage and Handling 

Phosphorus Management 

Drinking Water Quality and Private Wells

Bacteria in Water Wells (10/13) 

Domestic Water Quality Criteria (11/13) 

Drinking water quality and health (3/10) 

Emergency Water Supplies and Treatment (12/14) 

Nitrates in Drinking Water (11/13) 

Private Drinking Water Supplies$$ 

Private Wells for Home Use (12/13) 

Protecting Your Private Well 

Septic Systems Records$$ 

Water Well Records Folders$ 

Private Well & Septic System Educational Material 

 

Home and Garden

Domestic Water Quality Criteria (Factsheet .513) 

Drinking Water Quality and Health (Factsheet 9.307) 

Drip Irrigation for Home Gardens (7/14) 

Homeowner's Guide to Alternative Pest Management for the Lawn and Garden ( XCM-221) 

Homeowner's Guide to Fertilizing Your Lawn and Garden (XCM-222) 

Homeowner's Guide to Household Water Conservation (XCM-219) 

Homeowner's Guide to Pesticide Use Around the Home and Garden (XCM-220) 

Homeowner's Guide to Protecting Water Quality and the Environment (XCM-223) 

Home and Garden Water Fact Sheets  

Graywater Reuse and Rainwater Harvesting (12/14) 

Home Sprinkler Systems: Backflow Prevention Devices (10/14) 

Home Sprinkler Systems: Operating and Maintaining (7/14) 

Home Sprinkler Systems: Preparing Your Sprinkler System for Winter (10/14) 

Protecting Your Private Well

Water Conservation In and Around the Home (10/14) 

Watering a Home Landscape During Drought (4/13) 

Watering in Fall and Winter (3/13) 

Irrigation

Best Management Practices for Irrigation Management

Colorado High Plains Irrigation Guide

Colorado Agricultural Meteorological Network (CoAgMet) and Crop ET Reports (12/14)

Crop Water Use and Growth Stages (12/14)

Drought Resources

Diagnosing Saline and Sodic Soil Problems (5/12)

Effects of Weather on Irrigation Requirements (3/09)

Irrigation Ditches and their Operation (2/11)

Irrigation: Inspecting and Correcting Turf Irrigation System Problems (10/14)

Irrigation Fact Sheets

Irrigation Field Guide & Record Book

Irrigation Water Quality Criteria (Factsheet .506) or pdf

Irrigation Pumping Plant Efficiency (9/11)

Irrigation Scheduling (2/05)

Irrigation Scheduling: The Water-Balance Approach (1/15)

Irrigation Water Quality Criteria (10/14)

Limited Irrigation Management: Principles and Practices (1/09)

Micro Sprinkler Irrigation for Orchards (1/09)

Nitrogen and Irrigation Management (Factsheet .514) or pdf

Seasonal Water Needs and Opportunities for Limited Irrigation for Colorado Crops (9/09)

Solar-powered Groundwater Pumping Systems (8/12)

Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI) (8/14)

Soil Management: Saline (10/14)

Soil Management: Sodic (5/1)

 

Pesticide Use

Best Management Practices from Non-Point Source Colorado

Best Management Practices for Agricultural Pesticide Use

Best Management Practices for Pesticide and Fertilizer Storage and Handling

EPA Soil Fumigant Toolbox

EPA National Water Quality Database

Homeowner's Guide to Alternative Pest Management for the Lawn and Garden ( XCM-221)

Homeowner's Guide to Pesticide Use Around the Home and Garden (XCM-220)

Integrated Pest Management Fact Sheets

NDSU Water Quailty and Pesticide Information

Pesticide Record Book for Private Applicators

Pesticide Safety

Pesticide Disposal Map

Pesticide Environmental Stewardship (PES) Web site

Water Quality

Water Quality

Agricultural Chemicals & Groundwater Protection Report in Colorado 

Colorado Water Institute

CSU Extension Water Resources Fact Sheets

Drought Resources

Domestic Water Quality Criteria (Factsheet .513)

Drinking Water Quality and Health (Factsheet 9.307)

EPA National Water Quality Database

EPA Ground Water & Drinking Water

Glossary of Water Terminology (5/12)

Hydrology Days

Homeowner's Guide to Protecting Water Quality and the Environment (XCM-223)

Homeowner's Guide to Household Water Conservation (XCM-219)

Nitrates in Drinking Water (Factsheet .517)

Protecting Your Private Well

Private Well and Septic System Educational Package

Private Well & Septic System Educational Materials

Selecting an Analytical Laboratory (Factsheet .520)

USDA-ARS Water Resources Management National Program

Water Archive

Water Center

 

Fertilizer

Best Management Practices for Manure Utilization 568A

Best Management Practices for Nitrogen Fertilization

Best Management Practices for Phosphorus Fertilization

Homeowner's Guide to Fertilizing Your Lawn and Garden (XCM-222)

Colorado Nutrient Management Practices: A Summary of Adoption Rates and Costs 

 

Additional Resources: Educational Materials

Colorado River Watch

Educating Young People About Water (Univ. of Wisconsin)

EPA Ground and Drinking Water Page for Kids and Teachers

Environmental Kids Club

Water Science for Schools

 

Additional Resources: Colorado

Arkansas River Basin Water Forum

Colorado Department of Agriculture

Colorado Water Conservation Board

Colorado Division of Water Resources

Gunnison Basin and Grand Valley Selenium Task Force

Nonpoint Source Colorado

CoAgMet Homepage

Colorado Total Maximum Daily Load 303d lists

Western States Water Council

 

Additional Resources: Colorado Water Conservancy Districts

Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District

Central Colorado Water Conservancy District

Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District

Water Information for Southwest Colorado 

Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District

 

Additional Resources: Federal

EPA Region 8 Water Programs and Topics

Colorado NRCS Homepage

USGS NAWQA South Platte River Basin

EPA Surf Your Watershed

EPA WATERS (Watershed Assessment, Tracking, and Environmental Results) Site

NSCE National Library for the Environment: National Council for Science and the Environment 

National Institute for the Environment (CNIE)

River Network Online