Water Storage

The District's water storage is diversified to provide both drought protection and a redundant source of storage in the event of a significant water shortage due to:

  • Service interruption within the transmission system
  • Flooding
  • Raw water transmission issues

Northern Water's Colorado-Big Thompson Project

As a participant in the C-BT Project, LTWD stores water in western slope reservoirs for use each year, LTWD stores “carry-over” water for use the following year. Learn more about Northern Water and the C-BT Project by following this link to www.northernwater.org.

Dry Creek Reservoir

In 2007, LTWD and Central Weld County Water District constructed a 10,000 Acre-Foot (AF) reservoir east of Carter Lake. LTWD is entitled to ½ or 5,000 AF of storage to provide drought protection and operational flexibility. Due to the location of the reservoir and advance planning, LTWD was able to construct the reservoir without the lengthy delays and cost of federal review. The cost of the reservoir was $28 million.