Nov 27

Luncheon Event November 28, 2017

AWRA Colorado Section Presents

Lunch Talks

Tuesday November 28, 2017

Chatfield Reallocation Project Update 

This talk will give a status update on the Chatfield Reservoir Reallocation Project.  This project came about as the result of a growing demand for water in Colorado’s Front Range and on northeast Colorado farms. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) determined Chatfield Reservoir can accommodate an additional 20,600 acre feet of water storage for water supply without compromising its flood control function. This additional storage space will be used by municipal and agricultural water providers to help meet the diverse needs of the state.  Project participants will undertake recreational modifications and environmental mitigation at Chatfield State Park to address the impacts of additional water storage.


Tom Browning, General Manager of Chatfield Reservoir Mitigation Company.

Tom serves as General Manager of the Chatfield Reservoir Mitigation Company.  Tom reports directly to the CRMC Board, and works closely with the CRMC Members, Construction Manager, Project Coordinator, Program Manager, and contract staff to help manage and implement the CSRP. Tom oversees and guides work being performed on behalf of the Board by a variety of support consultants who are developing environmental and recreational design components of the CSRP. Additionally, Tom negotiates project-related concerns for the CRMC as needed, and coordinates company activities such a regular, special, and annual board meetings, and provides policy and technical support to Project participants in meeting their Project objectives.  Previously, Tom worked for a relatively short time as a Regional Practice Lead for an international civil engineering firm as a senior project advisor and business developer. Prior to that, he was in the public sector for 21 years at the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) where he served as a Deputy Director during his last five years at the agency. The first six years of his career were in the private sector as an engineering consultant on a large array of water, transportation, environmental, flood control, and civil works projects.  Tom received his engineering degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with an emphasis in Applied Fluid Mechanics. He more recently achieved his MBA degree from Western Governor’s University, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado. He earned his D.WRE certification from ASCE’s American Academy of Water Resources Engineers earlier this year, and is a currently on the Board of Directors for the AWRA Colorado chapter.

Brown Bag Lunch and Networking at 12:00,

Program at 12:15

Location: Leonard Rice Engineers
1221 Auraria Parkway

There is limited LRE visitor parking along with meters and pay lots nearby.
(Pay lots are cash only)

We will not be ordering lunch for this event. Please feel free to “brown-bag” it.


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