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.
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.
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.
The 28th annual Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture was held Feb. 27 at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver. Read more about United's participation in the event here.
A Brief Human history of the South Platte River and its Alluvial Aquifer
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Links of Interest
Water Education Colorado is the leading organization for informing and engaging Coloradans on water issues.
The Colorado Water Conservation Board was created more than 75 years ago to provide policy direction on water issues.
The Colorado Water Congress provides leadership and advocacy on key state and federal water resource issues.
Colorado’s Decision Support System was created by the Colorado Water Conservation Board and the Colorado Division of Water Resources to help the water community make informed decisions about the future use of water.
Coyote Gulch is a great site for keeping up on water news, including thoughtful commentary from John Orr.
Click here to read more about the food, fun, and facts about water as part of the discussions that occurred during the open house sponsored by the Subsurface Irrigation Efficiency Project, which undertakes experiments geared toward conservation.