Development of a Raw Water Master Plan Model to Assist Long Range Drought and Water Conservation Planning for the City of Louisville, Colorado

by Noel Hobbs, Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc, Denver, United States,
Thomas Charles, Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc, Denver, United States,
Jeffrey Carpenter, Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc, Denver, United States,
Brad Eaton, Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc, Denver, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Hydrology


The City of Louisville, a municipal corporation charged with meeting the water demands of almost 5,000 water accounts and faced with a diminishing supply of available senior water rights on South Boulder Creek, determined the need for a Raw Water Master Plan to define future water needs for its service area. The Master Plan investigated the City's water rights, conveyance and storage facilities, current and future water demands, and conservation techniques for reduction of demand. To analyze the effects of potential drought conditions, it was necessary to study stream hydrology and develop forecasting techniques and a computer model (SYSTEM) to simulate historical yields from water rights through operation of the City's conveyance and storage facilities as measured against various demand levels while exercising conservation measures and operational changes to the raw water supply system.

Subject Headings: Municipal water | Water rights | Water storage | Water conservation | Water demand | Hydrologic models | Water shortage | Droughts | Colorado | United States

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