Apr 04

Get the best in Colorado geology from our bookstore

Colorado Geological Survey is pleased to offer publications, maps, and CD-ROMs to our customers through the convenience of the Internet.

Feb 01

CGS maps geothermal hot spots

The Colorado Geological Survey has published two new maps of Colorado’s geothermal resources which may one day be used to help the state diversify its renewable energy generation portfolio.
One of the maps shows the state’s geothermal gradient, or the rate at which temperature increases underground. The second plots the location of inactive or abandoned oil and gas wells located near promising geothermal resources, wells which might be repurposed for electrical generation.

Nov 10

The latest Colorado avalanche conditions

The CAIC has 4 offices that issue backcountry avalanche forecasts. The main office is in Boulder, co-located with the National Weather Service. Field offices are located in Breckenridge, Aspen, and the Northern San Juan. Staff at CAIC-Boulder forecast the weather and avalanche conditions for all zones. Field office forecasters concentrate on the snowpack and avalanche conditions within their zones. The CAIC works closely with the Crested Butte Avalanche Center.