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RESERVOIRS

Lined Storage

Storage VesselWater storage in reservoirs is an essential component to operating an augmentation plan along the South Platte River. During times of free river, or when our surface rights are in priority, we can fill reservoirs, then during times of high need, release the water back to the river.  To that end, Central has constructed numerous reservoirs and gravel pit storage ponds, from as far west as Windsor, east to Fort Morgan, and south as far as Brighton. Of particular pride is Central’s Siebring Reservoir. The former gravel pit is now the world’s first slurry wall lined storage reservoir.

Constructed in partnership with Hall Irwin Construction, the unique lining made from bentonite clay allows for below grade storage with minimal groundwater interaction. This same technology is now being used around the world. Other gravel pit lined storage ponds owned by Central include La Poudre, Koenig, Nissen, JoDee, Bernhardt and 83rd Avenue Reservoirs. One of the largest projects still being mined is the Shores Reservoir, which will consist of 4 interconnected ponds.

Bernhardt Reservoir Complex

Bernhardt Reservoir is located at 11899 County Road 48 near Milliken, Colorado.

Decreed Capacity: 3000 AF
Source: South Platte River
Appropriation Date: 11/19/2002
Owned by: CCWCD/GMS

Bernhardt Reservoir Complex

Geisert Reservoir is located at 1108 H St, Greeley. Geisert reservoir consists of two water reservoirs with one contiguous slurry wall liner around the perimeter.

Estimated Capacity: 1,103 AF (note there is no decreed capacity)
Source: Cache la Poudre
Appropriation Date: none
Owned by: CCWCD

Bernhardt Reservoir Complex

Hokestra is located at , Colorado.

Decreed Capacity: pending
Source: Boulder Creek through Rural Ditch
Appropriation Date: pending
Owned by: GMS

Bernhardt Reservoir Complex

Jo Dee Reservoir is located at
6283-6301 Weld County Road 68 in Fort Collins Colorado. Design-build by Hall-Irwin with soil bentonite slurry cut off wall.  4,240 linear feet, maximum depth 21 feet.

Decreed Capacity: 1600 AF
Source: Cache la Poudre
Appropriation Date: 4/13/1990
Owned by: CCWCD

Bernhardt Reservoir Complex

Koenig Reservoir is located near County Road 18 and County Road 25, near Fort Lupton. Design-build by Hall-Irwin with soil bentonite slurry cut off wall. 4,850 linear foot, maximum depth 47ft.

Decreed Capacity: 1300 AF
Source: Big Dry Creek/South Platte River
Appropriation Date: 12/31/91
Owned by: GMS

Bernhardt Reservoir Complex

La Poudre Reservoir  is located at 72744 WCR 13 in Windsor, Colorado. Design-build by Hall-Irwin with soil bentonite slurry cut off wall.  9,500 linear foot, maximum depth 25 feet.

Decreed Capacity: 1300 AF
Source: Cache la Poudre
Appropriation Date: 5/17/1994
Owned by: CCWCD

Bernhardt Reservoir Complex

Nissen Reservoir is located near 23459 County Road 58, east of Greeley, Colorado. Nissen is insitu meaning it is a lined slurry but it hasn’t been mined yet.

Decreed Capacity: 3000 AF
Source: South Platte River
Appropriation Date: 11/19/2002
Owned by: GMS

Bernhardt Reservoir Complex

Rinn Valley Reservoir Complex is located at 11899 County Road 48 Milliken, Colorado.

Decreed Capacity: 2500 acre-feet
Source: Boulder Creek, Idaho Creek and Rural Ditch
Appropriation Date: 
Owned by: GMS

Bernhardt Reservoir Complex

Shores Reservoir is located at 11401 County Road 9 3/4 near Firestone, Colorado.  Currently there are 3 ponds owned by WAS, one more will be added when completed owned by CCWCD.

Decreed Capacity: 4,500 AF
Source: St. Vrain
Appropriation Date: 9/26/1997
Owned by: WAS

Bernhardt Reservoir Complex

Siebring/83rd Ave is located along the Cache la Poudre River just west of Greeley, Colorado. The reservoir project constructed in 1986 was the first in the State of Colorado to be lined with a slurry wall.

Decreed Capacity: 1997.3 AF
Source: Cache la Poudre River
Appropriation Date: 12/18/1987
Owned by: CCWCD