Brush Creek

The Brush Creek Station was installed and began collecting data in the summer of 2014. Located at an elevation of around 7,780 feet, the station is in a high altitude meadow near Brush Creek and is surrounded primarily by smooth brome. This area was previously heavily impacted by ranching and is designated for future restoration by Pitkin County Open Space and Trails. This station is powered by a solar panel and measures air temperature, relative humidity, soil temperature at 8 inches, and soil moisture at 2, 8, and 20 inch depths.

Soil Type:

Clay | 6.8% OM | 5.4ppm NO3 | 4.0ppm P | 6.5 pH


Air Temperature | Relative Humidity | Soil Moisture at 2, 8, and 20in (5, 20, and 51cm) | Soil Temperature at 8in (20cm)

Live data are collected every 20 minutes and transmitted every four hours. These data have not been checked for anomalies or potential false readings and soil moisture readings are not calibrated. Rain readings should not be considered accurate when temperatures are below freezing.

UPDATE June 07, 2022: Cellular transmission from this station are temporarily stopped as we transition from 3G to 5G capable logger boxes, currently on-order. Data are still being collected, however, until the transition is complete, these data can only be downloaded manually. Please contact Elise ( to request the most current available data–this dataset will be update monthly

Archived data offer daily averages or daily maximum and minimum readings for each sensor. These data have been calibrated and undergone basic QC. However, rain readings should not be considered accurate when temperatures are below freezing.

Archived data available through CUAHSI (linked below) are updated annually.