ERO prepared a hydrologic and water rights evaluation for a reservoir that was proposed to assure an adequate drinking water and firefighting water supply for a rural residential development in Boulder County, Colorado. Tasks included:
- Assessing existing water supplies and storage needs to determine the reservoir’s ideal size
- Evaluating the dependability and yield of the water district’s existing surface and ground water rights
- Testifying before the County Commissioners, who approved the project
The reservoir received the U.S. Society on Dams’ 2007 Award of Excellence in recognition of its significant contributions to society through the construction and remediation of water resource projects, creative responses to meet the challenges of limited financial resources, and sensitivity to environmental issues.