To successfully operate two Augmentation Plans, Central Colorado Water Conservancy District, the Groundwater Management Subdistrict (GMS) and the Well Augmentation Subdistrict (WAS) must have multiple types of water sources. The complexities of running an augmentation plan call for surface water rights, water storage facilities and recharge sites.
Central’s first major project began in 1968 with involvement in the proposed Narrows Reservoir, to be located east of Greeley. This large reservoir was never completed due to environmental concerns and opposition from residents of the Weldon Valley due to the extreme size and location of the reservoir. Undaunted, Central continued to envision new water projects and acquire water rights whenever possible.