The Program will include foundational training on the AWWA M36 Water Auditing & Loss Control Methodology for water system improvements. Participants will learn how to strategically apply the methodology and interpret the water audit data to assess and improve Water Loss performance at the utility level.
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South Platte High Groundwater Analysis in the Gilcrest-LaSalle and Sterling Areas -- Final Report
There have been increased occurrences of high groundwater issues since about 2008 in several areas in the lower South Platte Basin, primarily in the Gilcrest-LaSalle area and in two subdivisions on the west side of Sterling. In collaboration with CWCB, the Colorado Division of Water Resources (DWR) initiated detailed data collection and monitoring of the hydrologic conditions and drivers in the Sterling and Gilcrest-LaSalle areas in spring 2012 with the intent of hiring a third-party consultant to analyze the data, quantify the drivers of water table change, and identify relationships among the drivers. The overall goal of the project described in this report was to create a water budget that can help describe the hydrologic and hydrogeologic influences that may be causing high groundwater in the Sterling and Gilcrest/LaSalle areas.
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Public comment on the proposed criteria and guidelines is open until August 21, 2015.
Comments should be directed to Emily LoDolce.
Pilot System Water Conservation Program RFP Released
May 8, 2015 - The Upper Colorado River Commission (UCRC) issued a Request For Pre-proposals (RFP) for the Pilot System Water Conservation Program for the Upper Colorado River Basin. Facing declining levels in Lakes Powell and Mead, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and four major water providers that depend on the Colorado River Basin supplies have committed $11 million, of which at least $2.75 million is intended for use in the Upper Colorado River Basin, to fund the Pilot System Water Conservation Program. This program is designed to develop and test tools that could potentially be used as part of a drought contingency plan to help protect storage within the Colorado River basin. Importantly, this two year pilot program is seeking Pre-proposals for conservation opportunities that would be voluntary, compensated, and temporary in nature.
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Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper presented the first draft of Colorado’s Water Plan, praising the work of hundreds of participants across the state for their role in building a collaborative approach for navigating Colorado’s water challenges.
“The collaborative and comprehensive nature of this plan marks a new way to conduct our water business, said Hickenlooper. “We owe a great debt to the hundreds of volunteers who’ve dedicated enormous amounts of their time and energy to this process, and to the thousands from every corner of the state who provided their thoughtful comments to our basin roundtables and the Colorado Water Conservation Board.”
Read the full press release here.