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Colorado ASR: Closing the Gap

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Water storage has been identified as a critical need for Colorado to overcome the projected gap between future water supplies and demand.  The 2016 State Water Plan identified 400,000 acre feet of water storage needs by 2050. The South Platte Basin has the majority of Colorado’s water demand with most of the population and a […]

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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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Environmental Management

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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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Technology

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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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LRE’s Incremental-Iterative Approach

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Why LRE Chooses an “Incremental-Iterative” Approach for Your Water Innovation Technology Project When the software development industry initially began to grow, the process framework to develop a project was commonly called the “waterfall model”. It was based on manufacturing and construction industry processes. In this model, specific phases followed a linear sequence without variation. The […]

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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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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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People and Culture

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The Climb to Aconcagua

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By Jessica DiToro, LRE Project Engineer In December my boyfriend (Stephan) and I set out to climb the highest peak in South America: Aconcagua. At 22,800 feet high, Aconcagua is the 2nd highest of the Seven Summits. Apart from the altitude, the standard climbing route is not very technical. We made the three-day, 17-mile trek […]

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2018 LRE Client Survey Results

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LRE conducts client surveys every couple of years to gain insight into where we excel and where we need to improve in terms of client satisfaction and service delivery. We reflect upon the feedback received and use it to improve performance and reinforce accountability. We will continue to do what we do well (understanding your […]

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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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Groundwater

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Colorado ASR: Closing the Gap

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Water storage has been identified as a critical need for Colorado to overcome the projected gap between future water supplies and demand.  The 2016 State Water Plan identified 400,000 acre feet of water storage needs by 2050. The South Platte Basin has the majority of Colorado’s water demand with most of the population and a […]

Read More »

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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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 […]

Read More »

Custom Software For Better Yield Estimates

Posted on

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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Update on Chatfield Storage Reallocation Project

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LRE is the Program Manager for this important water project, set to begin construction this fall. Link to the Denver Post article: Chatfield Reservoir expansion project will start this fall

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Recently, LRE’s Technology Leader Kelly Close gave a great presentation at the NALMS Conference in Banff.  The presentation is entitled An Open Web Approach to Data Visualization and features methods to interpret data to a broad audience in an easily understandable way.  LRE applies these concepts to our water clients to help them effectively manage their […]

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