In addition to sorting out complex water rights issues, surface water projects often require the ability to accurately model both the surface and ground water systems in a study area.

HRS’ staff includes Water Court-recognized experts in both disciplines. Databases, software, and years of experience working with Water Courts and State and Federal agencies dramatically streamlines water rights and surface water projects.

The objectives of typical surface water investigations HRS conducts include:

  • Surface water rights change of use
  • Plans for augmentation and exchange
  • Watershed characterization and modeling
  • Designing streamflow and water quality monitoring stations
  • Evaluating and interpreting existing surface water data or aerial photography
  • Water balance analysis
  • Modeling surface water/ground water interactions
  • Assessing water quality and potential impacts of development
Surface Water Investigations - Denver, Colorado