Water Education Colorado Tours South Platte River Basin and 70 Ranch Reservoir

The United Water and Sanitation District was honored that Water Education Colorado chose the 70 Ranch Reservoir in Weld County as part of their tour of the South Platte River basin. We celebrated the grand opening of the reservoir in May. 

More than 3 million cubic yards of dirt were removed during the three-year construction process.  The lined reservoir will hold somewhere around 5,500 acre feet of water, Bob Lembke, president of United Water and Sanitation District, said at the grand opening.

Drew Damiano of United Water explained to those on the Water Education Colorado tour how the reservoir was built and how it will be used.

The 70 Ranch Reservoir celebrated its grand opening in May of 2019. More information about that event can be found here.

Colorado State Treasurer Dave Young, center, attended the grand opening of the 70 Ranch Reservoir in May in his home county, Weld County. He is with Ron Von Lembke, left, and Bob Lembke, right, with United Water and Sanitation District. They built the reservoir. 

Colorado State Treasurer Dave Young, center, attended the grand opening of the 70 Ranch Reservoir in May in his home county, Weld County. He is with Ron Von Lembke, left, and Bob Lembke, right, with United Water and Sanitation District. They built the reservoir.

Lawmakers were part of the Water Education Colorado tour on June 17. They are, from left to right,  Rep. Lori Saine, Sens. Don Coram and Jerry Sonnenberg, Dew Damiano with United Water and Reps. Rod Pelton, Dylan Roberts and Marc Catlin. 

Lawmakers were part of the Water Education Colorado tour on June 17. They are, from left to right,  Rep. Lori Saine, Sens. Don Coram and Jerry Sonnenberg, Dew Damiano with United Water and Reps. Rod Pelton, Dylan Roberts and Marc Catlin.