Projects


Water Resources Projects

Berthoud Water Resources Master Plan
Berthoud Water Resources Master Plan
LRE was contracted in 2012 by the Town of Berthoud to complete its Water Resources Master Plan.  LRE was tasked...
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Coal Creek Diversion Structure Rehabilitation (Water Resources)
Coal Creek Diversion Structure Rehabilitation (Water Resources)
Developed design plans to reconstruct the ditch headworks and upper ditch reaches Challenges included shifted stream channels and FEMA funding...
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Mann Lakes Reservoir Repair
Mann Lakes Reservoir Repair
Conducted a field investigation to assess damage impacts to the clay liner stability and permeability Repairs were designed based on...
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Donala WSD Groundwater Support Services
Donala WSD Groundwater Support Services
Demand Planning, Forecasting Evaluation of Conservation Programs Water Supply Forecasting Denver Basin well design, construction, and testing Denver Basin well...
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Upper Eagle Groundwater Services
Upper Eagle Groundwater Services
Aquifer characterization and testing Well siting, design, construction and testing Well system optimization Well assessment and rehabilitation, including casing liner...
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Brighton Well Yield Optimization Assessment
Brighton Well Yield Optimization Assessment
To facilitate settlement of a water rights dispute among three municipal entities, LRE used an existing groundwater model developed by...
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Broomfield Water Resources Services
Broomfield Water Resources Services
In 1977, Leonard Rice Engineers, Inc. was hired by the City of Broomfield to investigate water rights that the City...
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Upper Green River Storage, Level II Study
Upper Green River Storage, Level II Study
This project involved investigation of water storage options in the Upper Green River Basin from the headwaters to Fontenelle Reservoir. ...
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Winter Park WSD On-Call Water Resources
Winter Park WSD On-Call Water Resources
The Winter Park Water & Sanitation District serves the potable water demand for the Winter Park ski area and Old...
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Broomfield Water Conservation Plan
Broomfield Water Conservation Plan
In 2004, the CWCB passed Colorado’s Water Conservation Act of 2004, which requires all retail water providers who sell at...
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Broomfield – Heit Pit (Water Resources)
Broomfield – Heit Pit (Water Resources)
LRE developed a design and bid documents for a 1,500 foot, 15 cfs pressurized pipeline to convey raw water from...
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Arkansas River Diversion Project
Arkansas River Diversion Project
Aquifer characterization Well field siting Well field alternatives analysis Engineering design MODFLOW groundwater modeling Well design, construction oversight, and testing...
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Denver Water Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Pilot Project
Denver Water Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Pilot Project
ASR pilot well and exploratory borehole siting Subcontractor procurement (driller, geophysical logger, sound abatement) Exploratory borehole drilling and geophysical logging...
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Trinity River Riverbank Filtration Feasibility Study
Trinity River Riverbank Filtration Feasibility Study
Extensive hydrogeologic investigations to design, construct, and operate a Riverbank Filtration (RBF) pilot test facility Project funding constraints required a...
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Black Hawk Water Rights Engineering Services
Black Hawk Water Rights Engineering Services
LRE has served as the City’s water resources engineering firm since 1991.  LRE provides on-call services for a variety of...
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Estes Park Water Master Plan
Estes Park Water Master Plan
Estimation of the current, future, and firm yield of the Town’s water rights portfolio Update of population and demand projections,...
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Roxborough Diversion Study
Roxborough Diversion Study
Completed feasibility-level designs for alternatives for construction of a 24 cfs diversion structure Aided in the development of design criteria...
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East Plum Creek Stream and South Well Field Improvements
East Plum Creek Stream and South Well Field Improvements
Improve a reach of East Plum Creek upstream of East Plum Creek Parkway The creek requires bank and slope stabilization...
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Broomfield – Coal Creek
Broomfield – Coal Creek
Developed design plans to reconstruct the ditch headworks and upper ditch reaches Challenges include shifted stream channels and FEMA funding...
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Environmental Management Projects

Mann Lakes Reservoir Repair
Mann Lakes Reservoir Repair
Conducted a field investigation to assess damage impacts to the clay liner stability and permeability Repairs were designed based on...
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Chatfield Reservoir Storage Reallocation Project
Chatfield Reservoir Storage Reallocation Project
From 2005 to 2011, LRE represented the City of Brighton as a participant in the Chatfield Reservoir Reallocation Project.  After...
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Greeley Water Storage Expansion Project
Greeley Water Storage Expansion Project
Milton Seaman Reservoir Since 2004, LRE staff has assisted the City of Greeley with the NEPA and 404 permitting processes...
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Rocky Ford Water Treatment Plant Improvements
Rocky Ford Water Treatment Plant Improvements
LRE prepared a Final Environmental Review Report for improvements to the Rocky Ford water system, as a part of the...
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Coal Creek Diversion Structure Rehabilitation (Environmental Management)
Coal Creek Diversion Structure Rehabilitation (Environmental Management)
Developed design plans to reconstruct the ditch headworks and upper ditch reaches Challenges included shifted stream channels and FEMA funding...
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MS4 Compliance Assurance Audit
MS4 Compliance Assurance Audit
Evaluated minimum control measure (MCM) requirements found in MS4 CDPS General Permit, MS4 CDPS General Permit Rationale, Stormwater Discharges associated...
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Eagle Park Reservoir Enlargement Environmental Permitting
Eagle Park Reservoir Enlargement Environmental Permitting
Eagle Park Reservoir is an off-channel reservoir located on property formerly owned by the Climax Molybdenum Company (Climax) at the...
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Eagle River WSD Water Quality and Regulatory Assistance
Eagle River WSD Water Quality and Regulatory Assistance
LRE provides ongoing environmental, water quality, and regulatory assistance to the Eagle River Water & Sanitation District for a wide...
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Broomfield – Heit Pit (Environmental Management)
Broomfield – Heit Pit (Environmental Management)
LRE developed a design and bid documents for a 1,500 foot, 15 cfs pressurized pipeline to convey raw water from...
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Vail Summer Recreation Facilities – EIS Hydrology and Stream Health Assessment
Vail Summer Recreation Facilities – EIS Hydrology and Stream Health Assessment
The USDA Forest Service determined that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was needed for Vail Resorts’ proposed improvements to its...
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Roxborough Diversion Study
Roxborough Diversion Study
Completed feasibility-level designs for alternatives for construction of a 24 cfs diversion structure Aided in the development of design criteria...
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CCBWQA Watershed Coordinator
CCBWQA Watershed Coordinator
Since 2010, LRE has worked as CCBWQA’s Watershed Consultant.  Recent efforts involved completely rewriting to the Basin’s nine-year-old Watershed Plan. ...
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Emergency 404 Permit for Gore Creek Sewer Line Repair
Emergency 404 Permit for Gore Creek Sewer Line Repair
Emergency repair to the main bypass pipeline which carries sewage from the Vail Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) to the Avon...
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CCBWQA Water Quality Database Development/GIS Services (Environmental Management)
CCBWQA Water Quality Database Development/GIS Services (Environmental Management)
Worked as the Authority’s Watershed Consultant since 2010 and provides a broad range of planning, permitting, GIS and data support...
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Gore Creek Water Quality Improvement Plan
Gore Creek Water Quality Improvement Plan
Developed the Gore Creek Water Quality Improvement Plan (WQIP) for the Eagle River Watershed Urban Runoff Group (URG), which included...
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Technology Projects

WISE Web Portal
WISE Web Portal
The Water Infrastructure and Supply Efficiency (WISE) regional water partnership between Aurora Water, Denver Water and South Metro Water Supply...
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Colorado Canal Water Information Dashboard
Colorado Canal Water Information Dashboard
https://youtu.be/domPutURKEo The Colorado Canal Water Information Dashboard provides a single location for water information management, pulling together data sources, maps,...
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AAADAT
AAADAT
In 2014 and 2015 LRE worked with the Colorado Division of Water Resources to build the State’s Alluvial Aquifer Accretions...
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CWCB Water Efficiency Data Portal (WEDP)
CWCB Water Efficiency Data Portal (WEDP)
Web-based data entry and analysis tool developed in response to HB10-1051 Facilitates annual reporting of water use and conservation data...
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DWR Arkansas Basin Operational Tools Pilot
DWR Arkansas Basin Operational Tools Pilot
Development of tools for effective daily management of water by Division 2 staff and Arkansas Basin Water Users Project leverages...
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UDFCD Web-Based Flood Warning Maps and Real-Time Rainfall
UDFCD Web-Based Flood Warning Maps and Real-Time Rainfall
The District is one of LRE’s oldest clients. Kelly Close is the current Project Manager and has worked with the...
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CCWCD Web Tools Development and Database Systems
CCWCD Web Tools Development and Database Systems
Has been providing water rights support, water accounting expertise, GIS services and development of custom data collection and management tools...
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GIS Database and Groundwater Depletions Calculations Tool
GIS Database and Groundwater Depletions Calculations Tool
Developing a GIS database for the Rio Grande Canal Water Users Association (RGCWUA) and working with Brannon Developments to compile...
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CCBWQA Water Quality Database Development/GIS Services (Technology)
CCBWQA Water Quality Database Development/GIS Services (Technology)
Worked as the Authority’s Watershed Consultant since 2010 and provides a broad range of planning, permitting, GIS and data support...
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Get to know our team


Amanda Schelonka
Administrative Assistant
Amanda Schelonka
Administrative Assistant
Amanda joined LRE in 2014 after moving from Iowa to Colorado. While in Iowa, she studied Psychology at Loras College...
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Andrew Case
PE - Project Engineer
Andrew Case
PE - Project Engineer
Andrew first joined LRE in 2011 as an intern working on water resources planning, GIS, and data analysis.  Since joining...
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Ben Tyler
Staff Scientist
Ben Tyler
Staff Scientist
Ben joined LRE in June 2015. Growing up on Lake Michigan, Ben has always held an affinity for water. In...
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Bill Fronczak
PE, Esq. - Business Development Director - Industrial Water
Bill Fronczak
PE, Esq. - Business Development Director - Industrial Water
Bill has over 25 years of experience in all things related to water – engineering, law, regulatory and management.  Presently,...
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Bob Weaver
Senior Technical Advisor
Bob Weaver
Senior Technical Advisor
Bob is an environmental consultant for LRE with over 30 years of experience in the fields of water resources planning...
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Caroline Byus
Senior Project Manager
Caroline Byus
Senior Project Manager
Caroline joined LRE in 2010 with over 15 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry. Her background includes...
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Carolyn Nobel
PhD, PE, PMP - Technology/Environmental Group Manager
Carolyn Nobel
PhD, PE, PMP - Technology/Environmental Group Manager
Dr. Carolyn Nobel has over 17 years’ experience in a broad range of environmental engineering consulting innovatively synthesizing science and...
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Christine Clippinger
Marketing Manager
Christine Clippinger
Marketing Manager
Christine Clippinger is LRE’s Marketing Manager.  She is responsible for strategic market planning, proposal development and collateral design. Additionally, she...
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Cortney Brand
PG, PMP - Vice President, Strategic Growth
Cortney Brand
PG, PMP - Vice President, Strategic Growth
Cortney joined LRE in 2014. He has over 20 years of diverse experience in the water industry, including 16 years...
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Dave Colvin
PG, PMP - Groundwater Team Leader
Dave Colvin
PG, PMP - Groundwater Team Leader
Dave Colvin serves on LRE’s Board of Directors and is the Groundwater Team Leader responsible for providing technical leadership and...
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Gary Gin
RG - Vice President of Arizona Operations
Gary Gin
RG - Vice President of Arizona Operations
Gary Gin joined LRE in 2017.  He has 19 years of extensive experience in the water resources industry.  Gary specializes...
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Greg Roush
PE - Principal/COO
Greg Roush
PE - Principal/COO
Greg is responsible for day-to-day operations of the firm, client contact, and technical performance of projects. During his years with...
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Gregg Ten Eyck
PE - President
Gregg Ten Eyck
PE - President
As a Principal Shareholder and Chief Executive Officer, Gregg focuses his time and energy on long-range strategic planning, both for...
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Hanna Anderson
E.I. - Engineer I
Hanna Anderson
E.I. - Engineer I
Hanna started her career in water resources engineering with LRE in 2016 after receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering...
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Heidi Frey
PE - Senior Project Manager
Heidi Frey
PE - Senior Project Manager
Heidi's water engineering career began in 1991 with the Colorado Division of Water Resources. She started as an engineer-in-training and...
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Jacob Bauer
PG - Project Hydrogeologist
Jacob Bauer
PG - Project Hydrogeologist
Jacob has over 8 years experience as a Hydrogeologist and joined LRE in 2013. As a hydrogeologist he has worked...
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James Tobler
GIS Technician
James Tobler
GIS Technician
James’s passions for the geologic and geographic sciences stem from his roots growing up in Fairplay, in the heart of...
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Janet Williams
PE - Chairman of the Board
Janet Williams
PE - Chairman of the Board
Janet has always been fascinated with water - the stuff we swim in, ski on, paint pictures of, and derive...
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Jeff Anderson
Technical Director - Industrial Water
Jeff Anderson
Technical Director - Industrial Water
Jeff has 30 years of experience in the water and energy fields.  Jeff’s skillset includes groundwater hydrology, petroleum geology, project...
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Jeremy Wescoat
CFO - Chief Financial Officer
Jeremy Wescoat
CFO - Chief Financial Officer
Jeremy joined LRE in 2012 as the Finance Director. He is responsible for the overall management of the firm's finances...
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Jessica DiToro
EI - Staff Engineer
Jessica DiToro
EI - Staff Engineer
Jessica started her career in water resources engineering with LRE in 2014 immediately following the completion of her master's degree...
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Joel Barber
PE, Staff Hydrogeologist
Joel Barber
PE, Staff Hydrogeologist
Joel Barber is a member of LRE’s Groundwater Team, and has over three years of experience in water resources engineering. He...
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JoJo La
Environmental Engineer
JoJo La
Environmental Engineer
Jojo provides technical expertise for projects across a diverse range of topics that include water quality data analysis and management,...
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Jon Ford
PE, CPG - Senior Project Manager
Jon Ford
PE, CPG - Senior Project Manager
Jon has more 30 years of experience as a consulting hydrogeologist and 11 years of experience as a coal, uranium,...
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Jordan Furnans
PhD, PE. Vice President & Manager - TX Operations
Jordan Furnans
PhD, PE. Vice President & Manager - TX Operations
Jordan leads LRE Water, LLC in Round Rock, Texas. His 16 years of professional experience encompasses both field hydrologic data...
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Kate Moran
Senior Project Scientist
Kate Moran
Senior Project Scientist
Kate Moran is a Senior Project Scientist. Kate has worked in the water resources industry since 2006 including Federal, state,...
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Katie Fendel
PE - Environmental Team Leader
Katie Fendel
PE - Environmental Team Leader
Katie joined LRE in 2000, and is a Principal Shareholder of LRE. Katie has over 30 years of experience in...
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Katy Kaproth-Gerecht
PE - Project Engineer
Katy Kaproth-Gerecht
PE - Project Engineer
Katy began her career in water resources consulting at LRE in the beginning of 2014. She specializes in transforming water...
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Kelly Close
PE - Technology Team Lead
Kelly Close
PE - Technology Team Lead
Kelly has spent her career working on a wide variety of projects related to modeling, monitoring and analysis of water...
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Mark Mitisek
PH - Project Manager
Mark Mitisek
PH - Project Manager
Mark has been a water resource professional since 2005. He is a specialist in data management of large data sets...
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Mary Presecan
PE, PMP - Water Resources Group Manager
Mary Presecan
PE, PMP - Water Resources Group Manager
Mary is the Group Manager of the Water Resources Group at LRE.  In her role as Group Manager, Mary is...
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Mike Keester
Project Manager/Hydrogeologist
Mike Keester
Project Manager/Hydrogeologist
Mike began his career as hydrogeologist in 2003 focusing on groundwater flow and determination of availability with respect to quantity...
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Patrick O’Brien
Staff Hydrologist
Patrick O’Brien
Staff Hydrologist
Patrick O’Brien joins LRE’s Technology Group as a Staff Hydrologist. After gaining an educational background in Earth Systems Science and Hydrology...
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Samantha Clark
PWS, CSE - Senior Project Manager
Samantha Clark
PWS, CSE - Senior Project Manager
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Stephanie Luce
EI - Project Engineer
Stephanie Luce
EI - Project Engineer
Stephanie has been a Water Resources Engineer at LRE since 2009. Since joining LRE, Stephanie has been providing creative water...
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Stephen Goodwin
PE, Water Resources Engineer
Stephen Goodwin
PE, Water Resources Engineer
Stephen recently joined Leonard Rice Engineers in the industrial water group. He specializes in water and wastewater treatment, water reuse,...
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Suzanne Meletio
Accountant
Suzanne Meletio
Accountant
Suzanne joined the LRE team in 2017, as the Accountant. She is responsible for the daily accounting tasks, and also...
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Valerie Mozena
Receptionist
Valerie Mozena
Receptionist
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