The Terry Ranch Project is an underground water supply and storage project that could 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:
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.
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.