Announcements

Damaging High Groundwater Response Grants

High groundwater is resulting in damage to private and public property and agricultural land in certain areas of the South Platte River Basin. This is caused by a combination of natural geology and hydrology, average to above-average precipitation, increased recharge for augmentation purposes, decreased groundwater pumping and changes to how surface water is used on the South Platte. HB 15-1178 established the Emergency Dewatering Grant Program, which directed the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) to administer funds for emergency dewatering of areas in and around Gilcrest and Sterling. After several projects under this funding source, it was determined that the area of concern needed to include the entire South Platte Basin. Section 10 of HB17-1248 provided this expansion to include the South Platte River Basin and opened up project types for construction, maintenance, and monitoring of dewatering infrastructure. SB 18-218 provides additional funds for these purposes.

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RMAG Career Fair

Seeking Volunteer Speakers, Advisors, Company Interviewers, Recruiters, and Consultants

If you have experience as a hiring manager, recruiter, consultant, or you are in human resources, we are seeking your expertise. The Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists will be hosting a Career Fair on April 17th to support students and those that are seeking employment. If you can only make it for an hour of this event, we would appreciate your time. Please email staff@rmag.org by Friday, March 30th if you are interested in participating in this event.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC RULEMAKING HEARING - Tuesday, May 1, 2018

RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE PERMITTING AND USE OF WATERS ARTIFICIALLY RECHARGED INTO THE DENVER BASIN AQUIFERS AND NONTRIBUTARY GROUNDWATER AQUIFERS (2 CCR 402-11)

The short title for these rules and regulations is “Artificial Recharge Extraction Rules," and they apply to groundwater outside of the Designated Basins.

Seeking Geologist or Engineer for Board of Examiners

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The Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions is looking for applicants for the Board of Examiners of Water Well Construction and Pump Installation Contractors to fill a term expiring June 30, 2018.  

The candidate must be an engineer or geologist with a minimum of ten years' experience in water supply and well construction preceding their appointment.  

All members are appointed for four-year terms, but no member will be reappointed to or serve more than two consecutive four-year terms.  Members serve without compensation but will be reimbursed for actual expenses necessarily incurred in their official business.  The Board meets at least once every three months (the first Monday in February, May, August, and November) and at such other times as it deems necessary or advisable.  Meetings are held in Room 814, 1313 Sherman Street, Denver, CO 80203.  

Please view this document to see the duties of the Board, http://water.state.co.us/DWRIPub/Documents/duties.pdf.  Additional information regarding the Board of Examiners can be found on the Division of Water Resources website, http://water.state.co.us/groundwater/BOE.

To apply, please fill out an online application on the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions webpage, https://www.colorado.gov/governor/boards-commissions-application. Although applications will be considered until the position has been filled, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by June 1, 2018.

For additional information please visit, https://www.colorado.gov/governor/boards-commissions