MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, MAY 16, 2018

SOUTH PLATTE STORAGE STUDY

Chip Paulson, P.e., stantec

12:00 - 12:15 pm social gathering

12:15 pm Presentation

This presentation has been approved for One Hour of Continuing Education Credit by the
Colorado Board of Examiners of Water Well and Pump Installation Contractors

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Please prepay for your lunch or feel free to bring your own.

 

 

Geotech Environmental Equipment, Inc.

2650 E. 40th Avenue

Denver, CO 80205

 


Abstract:

The South Platte Storage Study was commissioned by the Colorado State Legislature, with the objective of quantifying storable flows in the lower South Platte River and identifying potential storage options deserving further study. The study determined that there is substantial water legally and physically available for storage and beneficial use between Greeley and the State line. It also identified a large number of surface and groundwater storage options (e.g., new reservoirs, enlarged reservoirs, ASR sites) that could be combined into feasible storage concepts under the right circumstances.  The study was completed in early 2018 and presented to Basin Roundtables and CWCB. This presentation will discuss the study methods and results, with special emphasis on the groundwater storage options, and highlight recommendations for further study by the State and key basin water users.

Biography: 

Chip Paulson, P.E., is a Principal Engineer with Stantec and has nearly 40 years of water resources planning and management experience.  He leads Stantec’s Colorado Water Resources practice, and has worked for many of the key water providers in the Front Range area.  Chip was project manager for the South Platte Storage Study, directing the technical work and coordinating with State agencies and the South Platte and Metro Basin Roundtables.