Water quality changes at a streamflow augmentation project, Lower South Platte River, Colorado
Flow augmentation projects utilizing managed groundwater recharge serve as a management tool for the conjunctive use of groundwater and surface water. The projects emphasize providing adequate water quantity at the right place and at the right time. However, water quality must be addressed. Mixing of different qualities within such a system can affect water quality both in the river and in the alluvial aquifer. The Tamarack Ranch Groundwater Recharge Project (Project) operates adjacent to the South Platte River in northeastern Colorado. The Project re-times excess flows in the South Platte River ...
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