Denver’s dry winter has done nothing if not underscore the tenuous nature of water supply along the Front Range. Highlands Ranch Library invites …
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Denver’s dry winter has done nothing if not underscore the
tenuous nature of water supply along the Front Range. Highlands
Ranch Library invites the public to participate in a timely forum,
“Insights on Front Range Water Issues,” at 7 p.m. Jan. 20.
The forum will be presented by Patty Limerick of the CU Center
of the American West and John Hendrick of the South Metro Water
Supply Authority. Registration is free at 303-791-7323 or DouglasCountyLibraries.org.
Limerick and Hendrick will provide a brief history of Denver
Water’s development and how it became the state’s largest municipal
water supplier. They will also comment on water supplies in our
region and how they will serve current and future demands in
Limerick has dedicated her career to bridging the gap between
academics and the general public and to demonstrating the benefits
of applying historical perspective to contemporary dilemmas and
conflicts. The Center of the American West, at the University of
Colorado at Boulder, is one of the region’s most creative and
innovative organizations in identifying and addressing such crucial
issues as multiculturalism, community building, fire policy, and
land, water and energy use.
Hendrick has played a major role in guiding a cooperative
regional water supply investigation. He is general manager of
Centennial Water and Sanitation District, which serves Highlands
Ranch, and also a past president of SMWSA. His specialties include
water project development, project management, water rights and
portfolio evaluations, demand projections, operation studies, and
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