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Terry Ranch Aquifer Storage Facts

The Terry Ranch Project is an underground water supply and storage project that will provide Greeley 1.2 million acre-feet of water to meet the needs of the city’s growing population.  

Hear Dr. Tom Sale, a civil and environmental engineering professor from Colorado State University, discuss facts about groundwater and how it relates to the Terry Ranch project:

A Proven Way to Store Water

Injecting water underground for storage and recovery is a very common practice, but it is new to Greeley. Using groundwater is very Water Providers In Colorado Using Groundwater. After extensive investigation, the City has determined there is low risk to Terry Ranch water from surface contamination. And, the water will not be subject to evaporation as with reservoirs, or contaminated with forest fire runoff.


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Terry Ranch | Facts FAQ

How is the Terry Ranch aquifer storage water different from the city’s existing groundwater?
Is Terry Ranch water affected by droughts or fires like our high mountain reservoirs?
Could the Terry Ranch groundwater become contaminated from surface sources?
How will Greeley be able to store water underground if the aquifer is already full of water?
Is Greeley buying the right to store water underground?

Aquifer Storage and Recovery Websites and Texts

Pyne, R.D.G. 2005 Aquifer storage and recovery: a guide to groundwater recharge through wells. 2nd ed., ASR Systems, llc., Gainsville, Florida.608 pp.

Artificial Rechard of Ground Water in Colorado -- A Statewide Assessment

Best Suggested Practices for Aquifer Storage

Scottsdale, Arizona Example

Orange County, California Example

Geo-logic (DBS&A) website on NGWA Groundwater Project Award for ASR project in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Contact Us

Terry Ranch Project

1001 11th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Greeley, CO 80631

Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

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