SEO Adopts Well Measurement Rules: All wells must have an operating and certified totalizing flow meter.  If you need a flow meter to be certified please call the office and we will promptly get it done.  These rules apply to all of the flow meters within our District.  Each and every flow meter must be certified as being accurate at least every four years.  Get your testing scheduled during a convenient time when the well is connected and able to be used.  The well must be operating in order to verify the flow meter.  Click the hyperlink to read or download the rules.

2017 Water Supply Conditions:  All South Platte mainstem reservoirs have filled this spring.  Snowpack is good, but notoriously unreliable to predict.  With normal local spring moisture we can expect a very good water year for both our District supply and direct flow. Substantial spring moisture is needed to prevent pulling significant amounts of water from our storage.

Canal Operations:  If you have a fenceline that spans the canal, please maintain the fence in such a way that it does not interfere with the water flow and that it does not snag weeds.  If it catches weeds it can cause berms to form in the canal bottom, and potentially to break the ditch.  Please also keep gates in good working order so that they can be reliably opened and closed by the ditch riders.



 Potamogeton.  Potamogeton (Sago Pondweed) usually begins causing problems by mid-June.  In dry years the problems is usually less severe than when the canal is running fuller.  Nonetheless, it may become necessary in late June to shut off the canal for a day and half and teach that pondweed a lesson.  The pondweed will grow aggressively and rob the space needed for water.  We will keep you informed if remedial actions become necessary.  Here's a picture in case you haven't dug some of it out of your pump pit.  Sago Pondweed.jpg

Enemies List:  Here's a couple of dandies that we don't want to be seeing.  Zebra and Quagga mussels were famously brought in to the Great Lakes about thirty years ago and have now managed to populate almost every waterway in the US.  Someone was kind enough to let them into the headwaters of the Colorado River and into the South Platte.  They made a lot of noise when the first appeared and then things got mysteriously quiet.  Don't think they are gone.  If you see them - kill them.  They multiply exponentially and destroy underwater infrastructure (outlet gates, pipes, pumps, sprinklers, etc.).  Good news: During the September 2012 inspection of our outlet works no mussels were found.