The Walker Recharge Project is located in Weld and Morgan Counties between the towns of Orchard and Wiggins. Water will be diverted from the South Platte River by four wellfields and three surface diversions located near the town of Orchard. Water will then be pumped south and east through a buried pipeline to various recharge facilities.
Robert Walker, Wiggins, CO long time farmer, served on the Board of Directors for the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District (Central) from
1979 to 2003. Bob, as he liked to be called, was an early pioneer in the development of groundwater recharge projects for Central. Even using his own equipment, time and fuel, Bob was the person behind leading Central to the construction of the Kiowa Creek and Milliron Draw recharge projects which were decreed in Division 1 Water Court in 1981. Bob was a strong leader, champion of Central and is responsible in many ways for the success of Central’s mission and goals. Central’s Board of Directors, by Resolution, affirmed the name of this Wiggins area recharge project, the Robert W. Walker Recharge Project by unanimous vote.
The Walker Recharge Project will operate under a decree entered by the District Court, Water Division 1, Colorado, in Case No. 16CW3202. Diversions from the South Platte River at rates up to 100 cubic feet per second (cfs) and volumes up to 30,000 acre-feet per year will be delivered to recharge ponds.
Decree No: 16CW3202
Owned by: CCWCD, GMS, WAS
Filed: Dec. 30, 2016
Decree Filed: July 29, 2019