LRE Water
Project Location Winter Park, O      |     Services Water Resource Strategies, Groundwater

Winter Park WSD On-Call Water Resources

People Janet Williams, Matt Sparacino, Stephanie Luce

The Winter Park Water & Sanitation District serves the potable water demand for the Winter Park Resort base area and Old Town Winter Park.  The District relies upon direct flow diversions from the Fraser River for its water supply, and serves a municipal demand that peaks during the winter ski season and again during the mid-summer tourist season.

LRE Water has provided water rights consulting services and water supply planning for the District since 1975, including expert testimony in support of a District water right application.  As the District plans for significant growth within its service area, and experiences drought conditions and competing demands on the Fraser River, LRE Water has performed water use projections and conducted studies of various alternative potential water supply options, as well as a hydrological analysis of the surface water supply and a ground water analysis of the Fraser River alluvium in the area.  LRE Water has also participated in numerous meetings, discussions and negotiations, on behalf of the District, with other entities with interests in the Fraser River Basin, including the Denver Water Board, the Colorado Water Conservation Board, and other Western Slope entities, to assist with the development of mutually beneficial plans and agreements for shared use of a limited resource.