Numerical modeling of streamflow accretion by conjunctive use at Tamarack Ranch State Wildlife Area, Colorado
Conjunctive use of groundwater at Tamarack Ranch State Wildlife Area is used to augment streamflow in the Platte River during low flow periods, critical for aquatic species. As part of a cooperative Tri-State Agreement (TSA) with Nebraska and Wyoming, Colorado's portion of the TSA is to pump alluvial groundwater (up to 1,233 ha-m) during periods of unappropriated flow in the river, to recharge ponds located in upland eolian sand deposits, where the water infiltrates into the ground and returns to the river at a later time. Understanding the location of these recharge ponds and the timing of ...
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