HRS conducts hydrogeologic investigations required to define and analyze aquifers, and the analysis of the behavior and characteristics of groundwater.

Such investigations encompass a wide range of investigative, analytical, GIS, and reporting procedures, including:

  • Basin-wide water budget analyses
  • Planning, design and execution of test hole drilling, well construction and testing, and groundwater sampling programs.
  • Analyses of ground water/surface water interactions.
  • Integration of geophysical exploration results into conceptual models of the ground water/surface water systems.
  • Modeling of aquifer systems using analytical and, if appropriate, numerical methods to define present and historical directions and rates of ground water movement.
  • Modeling of project development scenarios to assess their impacts on aquifers, stream systems, and water rights.
  • Analysis of hydrogeologic data to determine aquifer geometry and characteristics.
  • Analyses of lakes, ponds and gravel pits to determine the interaction between these water bodies and the ground water regime.
  • Evaluation of existing hydrogeologic and geophysical databases to detect deficiencies and to create or update conceptual models of existing hydrogeologic conditions.
  • Cost analysis for various project development scenarios.
  • Expert reports and supporting databases, GIS, and graphics; consultation and strategy formulation.
  • Expert witness testimony.
Denver Colorado Hydrogeology Investigations