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Transit-loss accounting program for Monument and Fountain Creeks, El Paso and Pueblo Counties, Colorado

PROJECTS

Transit-loss accounting program for Monument and Fountain Creeks, El Paso and Pueblo Counties, Colorado

Study Area: Monument and Fountain Creeks and the adjacent alluvial valleys
Period of Project: 2004 - 2016
Project Chief: William Banks
Cooperator: Colorado Water Conservation Board; Colorado Springs Utilities; El Paso County Water Authority; Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District; Colorado Division of Water Resources

BACKGROUND:

Since the 1980s, a transit-loss accounting program has been used for daily accounting of native and transmountain water by the Colorado Division of Water Resources (CDWR) to determine transit losses and water allocations along Fountain Creek and Monument Creek, Colorado (fig. 1). The Colorado Water Science Center has been involved in developing, modifying, and supporting the program over the course of its use (Kuhn, 1988; Kuhn and others, 1998; Kuhn, 1991; Kuhn and Arnold, 2006; Kuhn and others, 2007).

 

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