5 Important Questions for Dick Wolfe

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Fresh from his recent retirement as the State Water Engineer, we are extremely pleased that Dick Wolfe, PE has joined the Leonard Rice Engineers team as a Senior Consultant. Connect with Dick on LinkedIn, email him at dick.wolfe@lrewater.com or call our Denver office at 303-455-9589. In a recent interview, we asked Dick some important questions […]

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2018 Leonard Rice Memorial Scholarship Awarded

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In addition to founding and presiding over the company that bears his name, Leonard (Lee) Rice did much to further consulting engineering in Colorado and the nation. LRE believes that an ongoing scholarship is a great way to honor Lee Rice and his values. After his passing, the Board of Directors of LRE established the […]

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Advancements in ASR Well Construction and Operations – Part 3

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The goal of this three-part series is to highlight advancements in Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) well technology and to demonstrate how these advancements can improve the efficiency of ASR well systems.  In our introduction, we discussed the evolution of ASR well technologies and the current well recharge methods utilized in the industry; each with […]

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Custom Software For Better Yield Estimates

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As a Water Resources Engineer, I’ve seen how difficult it can be to accurately estimate potential yields – a necessary step in determining viability of a water source.  In response, I developed a specialized software program that can assist LRE’s clients in estimating water yields from unconventional oil and gas (UCOG) wells and provide decision […]

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Advancements in ASR Well Construction & Operations – Part 2

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The goal of this three-part series is to highlight ASR well technology advancements and to demonstrate how these advancements can improve the efficiency of ASR well systems.  In our introduction, we discussed the evolution of  Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) technologies and the current well recharge methods utilized within the industry; each with its advantages […]

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LRE Teams with Forsgren for EPC Water Master Plan

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This article is about El Paso County’s new effort to create a Water Master Plan with the help of Forsgren Associates in conjunction with LRE. This exciting effort will culminate in late 2018 with a roadmap for the many water providers in the County to manage and develop their resources with an toward the future. […]

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Great article on data management in Headwaters magazine

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There is a fantastic in-depth article in the current issue of Headwaters magazine from CFWE that features LRE’s technology team as well as some recent projects like the WISE portal for South Metro Water Authority and AAADAT, built out for the Colorado Division of Water Resources. Link to the article is here.

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Update on Nutrient Reg Changes Coming in October

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A Rulemaking Hearing by the Water Quality Control Commission on the “Nutrients Management Control Regulation”, Regulation #85 and Section 31.17 of “The Basic Standards and Methodologies for Surface Water”, is scheduled on October 10, 2017. In 2012, these regulations established nutrient regulatory provisions for Colorado. Regulation #85 established total phosphorus and total inorganic nitrogen technology-based […]

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CFWE Rainbarrel Building Workshop 3/24

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Leonard Rice Engineers, Inc. is a proud supporter of the Colorado Foundation for Water Education (CFWE), who is hosting a fun event on March 24th – a rain barrel building workshop.  We hope you will join CFWE at Blue Moon Brewing Co. and build a rain barrel for yourself or someone you know!

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Horizontal Wells for Shallow Alluvial Groundwater Development

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  Shallow alluvial groundwater wells are commonly used to extract surface water because they offer benefits such as water quality improvements, more consistent water quality, and decreased permitting requirements (compared to surface water diversions).  The water quality improvements of alluvial wells are commonly known as Riverbank Filtration (RBF). Shallow RBF wells face technical operations and […]

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Slideshare – An Open Web Approach to Data Visualization

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LRE’s own Kelly Close presented this narrative at the NALMS conference in Banff last November.  The presentation offers a thorough explanation of this approach as well as the how and why of its success with data visualization in the water resources industry.

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Chatfield Storage Reallocation Project Newsletter

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Check out the latest update on the Chatfield Storage Reallocation Project. chatfield-storage-reallocation-project-news-10132016

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LRE Adds Industrial Water Services

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Leonard Rice Engineers has added an industrial water practice to its service channels, led by Bill Fronczak, Jeff Anderson, and Stephen Goodwin. Our team develops holistic water management solutions for life-cycle cost reduction (30+%) to oil and gas (O&G) exploration and production (E&P) companies that are developing Unconventional O&G (UCOG) reserves. Our combined 50 years’ […]

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St. Patrick’s Day 2016:  Colo. Water Conditions/Calif. Drought

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Today we are seeing light snow in Denver and the Rockies, so hopefully the snowpack rebounds or at least stabilizes as a result. The March 17th times-series snowpack summaries for the South Platte River Basin and the San Miguel, Dolores, Animas and San Juan River Basins are shown below and to the left. The South Platte has recently […]

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LRE Presents at Texas Water Conservation Conference

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Jordan Furnans and Dave Colvin of LRE Water, LLC recently gave a presentation at the Texas Water Conservation Association’s 72nd annual convention at The Woodlands in Houston, Texas. The presentation was titled “Can/Should Texas Learn from Colorado?  A primer on Groundwater Surface Water Interactions and Regulation.” The session, which provided a background on history of […]

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