Each year the Colorado Water Center offers competitive funding for high priority topics identified by its internal and external advisory boards. Grant opportunities may be provided by funds from the Colorado Water Conservation Board, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Colorado Water Center, the Irrigation Innovation Consortium, and other miscellaneous funders. Requests for Proposals are generally posted in January and September each year.

Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) Funded Projects

2019

Ryan Bailey
Investigating Major Influences on Groundwater Levels in the LaSalle/Gilcrest Area (Year 1)
Sponsor: CWCB

Jose Chavez
Assessing Temporal and Spatial Crop Water Consumptive Use With Unmanned Aerial Systems
Sponsor: CWCB

Stephanie Kampf et al.
Streamflow estimation in Colorado ungauged basins
Sponsor: CWCB

Andrew Norton and Gabrielle Katz
Successional Trajectories of the Riparian Forest Along the South Platte River
Sponsor: CWCB

Panagiotis Oikonomou
User-Friendly Web Application for Water Data Statistical Analysis and Visualization
Sponsor: CWCB

Ellen Wohl
Review of Published Studies of Floodplain Storage Capacity and Changes Associated with Flooding
Sponsor: CWCB

Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) Funded Projects

Allan Andales
Determination of Consumptive Water Use of Winter Wheat in the Arkansas Valley (Year 3)
Sponsor: CWCB

Ryan Bailey
Constructing and Testing a Refined Groundwater Flow Model for the LaSalle/Gilcrest Area
Sponsor: CWCB

Steven Fassnacht
Automated Non-Telemetered Snow Depth Monitoring for Water Supply Forecasting by Improved Basin-wide Snowpack Water Storage Estimation
Sponsor: CWCB

Timothy Gates
Hydrologic and Water Quality Data Collection in Colorado’s Upper Arkansas River Basin
Sponsor: CWCB

John Knowles & Noah Molotoch
Bark Beetle Impacts on Remotely Sensed Evapotranspiration in the Colorado Rocky Mountains
Sponsor: CWCB

Jeffrey Niemann
Mountain Basin Hydrologic Response Study
Sponsor: CWCB

Gigi Richard & Stephanie Kampf
Water yield sensitivity to snow loss in Colorado headwater streams
Sponsor: CWCB

Ellen Wohl
Himes Creek Instream Flow Recommendation
Sponsor: CWCB

National Institute for Water Resources (NIWR)/U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Funded Projects

Ryan Bailey
Streamflow Depletion on the South Platte River due to Groundwater Pumping: Analysis via Field Work and Groundwater Modeling
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Tim Covino
Investigating Bi-Directional Water Exchanges Across Intact and Degraded Floodplains
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Steven Fassnacht
Dirty Snow: Turning Qualitative Assessments into Quantitative Factors for the Effect of Dust on Snow Albedo and Melt Rate
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Ryan Morrison
Assessment of Floodplain Storage Dynamics in Colorado
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Jessica Salo
History of South Platte River Riparian Ecosystem and Channel Change
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Reagan Waskom & Jonathan Sharp
Hydrodynamic-enhancement of nitrate attenuation by integrating reactive biobarriers into shallow, open water treatment wetlands
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Reagan Waskom & William Farmer
National Domain Water Budgets NIWR-USGS Student Internship Program
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Reagan Waskom
Program Administration, Technology Transfer and Information Dissemination
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Projects Funded from Miscellaneous Sources

Allan Andales
Lysimeter Operations for Development of Colorado Crop Coefficients
Sponsor: Colorado Division of Water Resources

Edward Hall
Summer of 2018 Hoffman Lakes Citizen Science Lake Monitoring Framework
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Brad Udall & Erica Fleishman
Southwest Climate Science Center (SW CSC)
Sponsor: National Climate Change & Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC)

Reagan Waskom
Irrigation Innovation Consortium
Sponsor: Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) Funded Projects

Allan Andales
Determination of Consumptive Water Use of Winter Wheat in the Arkansas Valley (Year 2)
Sponsor: CWCB

Ryan Bailey
Developing a Refined Groundwater Flow Model for the LaSalle/Gilcrest Area
Sponsor: CWCB

Ryan Bailey
Quantifying Pumping-Induced Streamflow Depletion in the South Platte River Corridor
Sponsor: CWCB

Perry Cabot
Agronomic Responses to Partial and Full Season Fallowing of Alfalafa and Grass Hayfields
Sponsor: CWCB

Jose Chavez
Colorado Irrigation Center Design and Concept Development
Sponsor: CWCB

Timothy Gates
Data Collection and Analysis in Support of Improved Water management in the Arkansas River Basin, Phase 3
Sponsor: CWCB

Steve Malers
Enhanced Open Data for Colorado’s Water Resources
Sponsor: CWCB

Tom Sale
Aquifer Storage and Recovery – Fountain Formation in Northern Colorado
Sponsor: CWCB

National Institute for Water Resources (NIWR)/U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Funded Projects

Stephanie Kampf
Effects of snow persistence on soil water nitrogen along the Colorado Front Range
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Ben Livneh
Diagnosing the Role of External Forcings on Streamflow Variability
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Leroy Poff
Effects of Water Velocity on Algal-Nutrient Interactions in Streams of the Poudre Watershed, Colorado
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Sara Rathburn
Understanding Post-Flood Channel Adjustments and Reservoir Sedimentation to Inform Water Management Practices
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Gigi Richard
Water yield sensitivity to snow loss in Colorado headwater streams
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Gigi Richard & Perry Cabot
Estimating agricultural consumptive use for grass and hay pasture fields on Colorado’s western slope
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Sarah Schliemann
The effect of wastewater effluent on soil and water chemistry along the South Platte River
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Reagan Waskom
Program Administration, Technology Transfer and Information Dissemination
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Reagan Waskom & Roland Viger
MOWS – Modeling of Watershed Systems NIWR-USGS Internship III
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Projects Funded from Miscellaneous Sources

Tim Covino & Tristan Weiss
Source-sink Carbon Dynamics in the Central Rocky Mountains: Disentangling Hydrologic and Fluvial Carbon Relationships Across a Spectrum of Meadow Land-Use States
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Reagan Waskom & Jennifer Gimbel
Colorado River Basin Policy With Emphasis On Upper Colorado River Contingency Planning
Sponsor: Walton Family Foundation

Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) Funded Projects

Allan Andales
Determination of Consumptive Water Use of Winter Wheat in the Arkansas Valley (Year 1)
Sponsor: CWCB

Ryan Bailey
Modeling the Influence of Conjunctive Water Use on Flow Regimes in the South Platte River Basin Using the South Platte Decision Support System Groundwater Flow Model (Year 2)
Sponsor: CWCB

Brian Bledsoe
River Change and Flood Hazards on the Colorado Front Range
Sponsor: CWCB

David Cooper
The ecological benefits of irrigated agriculture and potential risks under changing water allocation/supply
Sponsor: CWCB

Steven Fassnacht
Evaluating the Time Series Discontinuity of the NRCS Snow Telemetry (SNOTEL) Temperature Data across Colorado
Sponsor: CWCB

Timothy Gates
Data Collection and Analysis in Support of Improved Water Management in the Arkansas River Basin, Phase 2
Sponsor: CWCB

Perry Cabot
Using remote sensing assessments to document historical and current saved consumptive use (CU) on alfalfa and grass hayfields managed under reduced and full irrigation regimes: A new CU documentation system
Sponsor: CWCB

National Institute for Water Resources (NIWR)/U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Funded Projects

Randi Brazeau & MSU Denver
Water sampling and the effects of plastic absorption on heavy metals
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

William Clements
Microbial community responses to metals contamination: mechanisms of metals exposure and bioaccumulation in a stream food web
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Steven Fassnacht
Comparing fine scale snow depth measurements at rocky and flat surfaces using lidar and photogrammetry derived digital elevation models
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Stephanie Kampf
Watershed monitoring across the snow transition zone: an east slope-west slope comparison
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Dennis Ojima
Investigating relationships between drought management strategies and factors contributing to their selection in analysis of adaptive capacity of South Platte River Basin water providers
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Sara Rathburn
Channel restoration monitoring of the Upper Colorado River, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Reagan Waskom
Modeling of Watershed Systems NIWR-USGS Student Internship II
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Reagan Waskom
Climate Risk Informed Decision Analysis (CRIDA)
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Reagan Waskom
Program Administration, Technology Transfer and Information Dissemination
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Reagan Waskom & Christopher Higgins
Trace Organic Contaminants (TOrCs) in Urban Stormwater and Performance of Urban Bioretention Systems: a Field and Modeling Study
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Ellen Wohl
Changes in water, sediment and organic carbon storage in active and abandoned beaver meadows
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Ellen Wohl
Evaluating wood jam stability in rivers
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Projects Funded from Miscellaneous Sources

Edward Hall
Uniting Water Related Research Expertise in Latin America at CSU
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Brad Udall
Alternatives to Permanent Fallowing Research Synthesis and Workshops
Sponsor: Walton Family Foundation

Reagan Waskom & Kenneth Carlson
Investigating the Beneficial Links Between Oil and Gas Production and Agriculture Using Water as the Common Currency
Sponsor: CU-Boulder & National Science Foundation

Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) Funded Projects

Timothy Gates
Data Collection and Analysis in Support of Improved Water Management in the Arkansas River Basin, Phase 1
Sponsor: CWCB

Ryan Bailey
Modeling the Influence of Conjunctive Water Use on Flow Regimes in the South Platte River Basin Using the South Platte Decision Support System Groundwater Flow Model (Year 1)
Sponsor: CWCB

Jose Chavez
Developing an Unmanned Aerial Remote Sensing of ET System
Sponsor: CWCB

Allan Andales
Determination of Consumptive Water Use of Corn in the Arkansas Valley (Year 2)
Sponsor: CWCB

Joe Brummer
Assessing the Agronomic Feasibility of Single-season Irrigation Deficits on Hay as Part of a Western Slope Water Bank (Year 3)
Sponsor: CWCB

Reagan Waskom & Steve Malers
Development of Visualization Tools for the South Platte
Sponsor: CWCB

Nolan Doesken
Improving data quality for an enhanced climate data delivery system for CoAgMet (Colorado Agricultural Meteorological) network
Sponsor: CWCB

National Institute for Water Resources (NIWR)/U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Funded Projects

Tim Covino
Combined Influences of Hydrologic Connectivity and Nutrient Uptake on System-scale Retention
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Steven Fassnacht
Temporal Consistency of Spatial Snowpack Properties
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

James Klett
Impact of Limited Irrigation on Health and Growth of Three Ornamental Grass Species
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Melinda Laituri
Identifying Differential Access in Water Allocation Mechanisms: Water Rights for Oil and Gas Development in Colorado
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

John McCray
Groundwater Recharge Within the South Platte Basin
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Gigi Richard
Floating Wetlands Systems: Managing Aquatic Plants as a Salt and Sequestration Strategy
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Dana Winkelman
Nutrient Retention and Productivity in Rocky Mountain Streams Under Alternative Stable States
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Reagan Waksom & Hogue
Application of Remotely Sensed Data for Improved Regional and National Hydrologic Simulations (Years 1 & 2)
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Reagan Waskom & Allen Gellis
USGS Sedimentary Transport Internship
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Reagan Waskom
Program Administration, Technology Transfer and Information Dissemination
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Projects Funded from Miscellaneous Sources

Lou Swanson & Brad Udall
Enhancing Decision-Making by Agricultural Producers in Colorado with Weather Variability: Reducing Enterprise Risk and Increasing Resilience
Sponsor: USDA-ARS

Reagan Waskom & John Matthews
Global Water Adaptation
Sponsor: Conservation International

Reagan Waskom & James Prittchet
Economic Impact Analysis of Decreased Crop Production Due to Reduced Groundwater Irrigation in the San Luis Valley
Sponsor: San Luis Valley Council of Governments

Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) Funded Projects

Allan Andales
Determination of Consumptive Water Use of Corn in the Arkansas Valley (Year 1)
Sponsor: CWCB

Brian Bledsoe
Investigation of the Effects of Whitewater Parks on Aquatic Resources in Colorado (Year 3)
Sponsor: CWCB

Joe Brummer
Assessing the Agronomic Feasibility of Single-Season Irrigation Deficits on Hay as part of a Western Slope Water Bank (Year 2)
Sponsor: CWCB

James Pritchett
Developing Metrics for Colorado Agriculture’s Production and Efficiency with Water Resources
Sponsor: CWCB

Reagan Waskom
Bringing the Value of Colorado’s Decision Support Systems (CDSS) to Universities and Establishing Protocols for Integrating University Research with CDSS
Sponsor: CWCB

Reagan Waskom
Poudre Basin Water Sharing Working Group Efforts Leading to Agreements, South Platte Basin
Sponsor: CWCB

National Institute for Water Resources (NIWR)/U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Funded Projects

Brian Bledsoe
Investigation of the Effects of White Water Kayak Parks on Aquatic Resources in Colorado (Year 2)
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

David Cooper
Ecological Functions of Irrigation Dependent Wetlands
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Steven Fassnacht
Exploration of Morphometric Approaches for Estimating Snow Surface Roughness
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

James Klett
Impact of Limited Irrigation on Health of Three Ornamental Grass Species
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Reagan Waskom
The Effect of Normative Trends on Water Conservation
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Reagan Waskom
ICIWaRM Research Workshops and Advisory Committee
Sponsor: USGS

Reagan Waskom
WEBB-Water, Energy, and Biogeochemical Budgets NIWR-USGS Student Internship Program
Sponsor: USGS

Reagan Waskom
MOWS – Modeling of Watershed Systems NIWR-USGS Student Internship Program (Years 1 & 2)
Sponsor: USGS

Reagan Waskom
Program Administration, Technology Transfer and Information Dissemination
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Dana Winkleman
Nutrient Retention and Productivity in Rocky Mountain Streams Under Alternative Stable States
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Ellen Wohl
WOOD: Windows Of Opportunity for Debris Retention in Response to 2013 Front Range Flooding
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Projects Funded from Miscellaneous Sources

Steven Fassnacht
Spatio-temporal Snow Surface Roughness Changes due to Impurities and Their Implications for Hydro-climatic Modeling: Preparations for an Interdisciplinary Proposal
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Reagan Waskom
The Poudre Runs Through It Study/Action Work Group 2014
Sponsor: Pharos Fund – Bohemian Foundation

Reagan Waskom
Program Income for 5368101
Sponsor: Pharos Fund – Bohemian Foundation

Reagan Waskom
Moving Forward on Agricultural Water Conservation in the Colorado River Basin
Sponsor: USDA-NIFA

Reagan Waskom & Loretta Lohman
NPS Outreach Coordinator
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

Ellen Wohl
WOOD: Windows Of Opportunity for Debris Retention in Response to 2013 Front Range Flooding
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) Funded Projects

Allan Andales
Determination of Consumptive Water Use by Alfalfa in the Arkansas Valley
Sponsor: CWCB

Domenico Bau
Modeling the Influence of Conjunctive Water Use on Flow Regimes in the South Platte River Basin
Sponsor: CWCB

Reagan Waskom
Ag Economics & Water Resources: A Specialty Workshop
Sponsor: CWCB

National Institute for Water Resources (NIWR)/U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Funded Projects

Joe Brummer
Assessing the Agronomic Feasibility of Partial and Full Season Hay Fallowing as Part of a Western Slope Water Bank (Year 1)
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Chad Kinney
Reclaimed Wastewater Use Assessment for Municipal Reuse and Algae Growth for Oil Production
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

John Labadie
Social Network Analysis Technique for Water Resources Management Workshop
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Reagan Waskom
Program Administration, Technology Transfer and Information Dissemination
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Projects Funded from Miscellaneous Sources

Reagan Waskom
SRN: Routes to Sustainability for Natural Gas Development and Water and Air Resources in the Rocky Mountain Region
Sponsor: CU-Boulder

Reagan Waskom
NPS Outreach Coordinator
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

Reagan Waskom
The Poudre Runs Through It Study/Action Work Group 2013
Sponsor: Pharos Fund – Bohemian Foundation

Reagan Waskom
Future of Water and Preservation of Agriculture in the South Platte Basin
Sponsor: Gates Family Foundation

Reagan Waskom
Value of Water in Agriculture: Gathering Baseline Information
Sponsor: CDM

Reagan Waskom
Upper Gunnison Ranchers Self-Assessment Tools and Results Focused Dialogue of Agricultural and Environmental Stakeholders
Sponsor: Colorado Cattleman’s Association

Reagan Waskom
Comprehensive Planning Studies for Salinity Control Measure in the Upper Colorado River Basin (Year 2)
Sponsor: URS Corporation, Inc.

Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) Funded Projects

Nolan Doesken
The Colorado Agricultural Meteorological Network (CoAgMet): Monitoring Evapotranspiration and Other Key Elements of Colorado’s Climate
Sponsor: CWCB

Chris Goemans
Estimating the Short and Long-term Economic and Social Impacts Associated with the Current Drought in Southern Colorado
Sponsor: CWCB

Chris Goemans
Colorado Household Preferences in Meeting Future Water Challenges
Sponsor: CWCB

Reagan Waskom
CWCB/CWI Cooperative Intern Program
Sponsor: CWCB

National Institute for Water Resources (NIWR)/U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Funded Projects

Antony Cheng & Heidi Huber-Sterns
Assessing the Benefits and Drawbacks of Different Institutional Arrangements to Enhancing Forest and Water Ecosystem Services and Ecosystem Services Markets in Colorado
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Davis Cooper & Edward Gage
Structural and Functional Controls of Tree Transpiration in Front Range Urban Forests
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Nolan Doesken & Andrew Muniz
Winter Precipitation Variability in the Colorado Rocky Mountains
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Steven Fassnacht & Niah Venable
Reconstructing a Water Balance for the San Luis Valley: Streamflow Variability, Change, and Extremes in a Snowmelt Dominated Internal Drainage Basin
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Chris Goemans, James Pritchett & Larisa Serbina
The Short and Long-Term Impacts of Drought on the Structure of Regional Economics: Investigating the Farm Supply Chain
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Chris Goemans & Ron Nelson
Quantifying Risks Producers Face when Entering Agricultural Water Lease Contracts
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Christopher Myrick & Adam Herdrich
Thermal preference of age-0 stonecats (Noturus flavus): Are thermal water quality standards protective for this species?
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Pinar Omur-Ozbek & Keerthivasan Venkatapathi
Biowin Simulation to Assess Alternative Treatment Units for a Local Wastewater Treatment Plant to Meet the New Effluent Nutrient Regulations
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

John Stednick & Jaosn Roudebush
Using Water Chemistry to Characterize the Connection Between Alluvial Groundwater and Streamflow Water Under Augmentation at the Tamarack Ranch State Wildlife Area, Colorado
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Reagan Waskom
Water Quality Impacts of the Mountain Pine Beetle Infestation in the Rocky Mountain West: Heavy Metals and Disinfection Byproducts (Year 2)
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Reagan Waskom
MOWS-Modeling of Watershed Systems NIWR-USGS Student Internship Program
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Reagan Waskom
104B State Water Resources Research Institute Program Fiscal Year 2012
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Reagan Waskom
Program Administration, Technology Transfer and Information Dissemination
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Projects Funded from Miscellaneous Sources

Brian Bledsoe
3D Modeling of Fish Passage in Colorado Whitewater Parks
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Rick Knight & Jeremy Sueltenfuss
Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity, and Irrigation Inefficiencies (Year 1 & 2)
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute & Ag Experiment Station

Rick Knight & Jeremy Sultenfuss
Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity, and Irrigation Inefficiencies (Year 2)
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Scott Nissen
New Methods for Sago Pondweed Management
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Reagan Waskom
Addressing Agricultural Water Security in the Colorado River Basin: Planning for Water Research
Sponsor: USDA-NIFA

Reagan Waskom
Coordinated Regional Water Resources Programming for the Northern Plains and Mountains Region
Sponsor: USDA-NIFA

Reagan Waskom
The Year of the River 2012
Sponsor: Pharos Fund – Bohemian Foundation

Reagan Waskom
Comprehensive Planning Studies for Salinity Control Measures in the Upper Colorado River Basin (Year 1)
Sponsor: URS Corporation, Inc.

Reagan Waskom
Exploratory Water Sharing Field Trips and Corollary Work
Sponsor: Walton Family Foundation

Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) Funded Projects

Brian Bledsoe
Investigation of the Effects of Whitewater Parks on Aquatic Resources in Colorado
Sponsor: CWCB

Craig Bond
Adaptive Management of Zebra and Quagga Mussels in Colorado
Sponsor: CWCB

Doug Kenney
Assessing the Relative Costs/Values of New Water Supply Options
Sponsor: CWCB

National Institute for Water Resources (NIWR)/U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Funded Projects

Smith Arabi
Environmental Impacts of Ag-to-Urban Water Rights Transfers in the South Platte River
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Rajagopalan Balaji
Paleohydrology of the Lower Colorado River Basin (Year 2)
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

John McCray
Water Quality Impacts of the Mountain Pine Beetle Infestation in the Rocky Mountain West: Heavy Metals and Disinfection Byproducts (Year 1)
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Mauer Sale
Aquifer Storage and Recovery Optimization
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Reagan Waskom
104B State Water Resources Research Institute Program Fiscal Year 2011
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Reagan Waskom
USGS – WRRI Student Internship
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Reagan Waskom
Program Administration, Technology Transfer and Information Dissemination
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Ellen Wohl & Duru
Variables Controlling Reservoir Sedimentation in the Colorado Front Range
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Projects Funded from Miscellaneous Sources

Jose Chavez & Evan Rambikur
Large Aperture Scintillometers for Evapotranspiration (ET) evaluation
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Rick Knight
Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity, and Irrigation Inefficiencies (Year 1)
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute & Ag Experiment Station

Diane McKnight & Alia Khan
Novel Technique for Evaluation of Dissolved Organic Material (DOM); research methodology and lab protocol development using a FluidImages FlowCam on Lake water samples across the State of Colorado
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Scott Nissen
New Methods for Sago Pondweed Management
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Pinar Omur-Ozbek – Victor Sam
The Efficacy of the Use of Moringa Oleifera Seeds to Remove Metabolites of Cyanobacteria from Drinking Water
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Reagan Waskom
Western States Source Water and Groundwater Protection Forum
Sponsor: Cadmus Group, Inc.

Reagan Waskom
Denver Regional Water Dialogues
Sponsor: Denver Regional Council of Governments

Reagan Waskom
Enhancing the Adaptive Capacity and Mitigation Potential of Cereal Crop Systems in the Colorado River Basin
Sponsor: USDA-NIFA

Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) Funded Projects

Rajagopalan Balaji
Paleohydrology of the Lower Colorado River Basin (Year 1)
Sponsor: CWCB

Reagan Waskom
Colorado Water Conservation Board Interagency Agreement with The Board of Governors of the State of Colorado
Sponsor: CWCB

National Institute for Water Resources (NIWR)/U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Funded Projects

Rajagopalan Balaji
Paleohydrology of the Lower Colorado River Basin (Year 1)
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

James Klett
Impact of Limited Irrigation on Health of Four Common Shrub Species
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Diane McKnight
Shear Resistance of the Nuisance Diatom Didymosphenia Geminata
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Scott Nissen
Evaluation of Herbicide Combinations for Control of Sago Pondweed (Stukenia pectinata) in Irrigation Canals
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Reagan Waskom
104B State Water Resources Research Institute Program Fiscal Year 2010
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Reagan Waskom
Workshop on Nonstationarity, Hydrologic Frequency Analysis, and Water Management
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Projects Funded from Miscellaneous Sources

Craig Bond
Adaptive Management of Zebra and Quagga Mussels in Colorado
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Chris Goemans
Estimating the Cost Effectiveness of Water Conservation Programs
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Stephanie Kampf
Hydrologic Analysis and Process-Based Modeling in the Upper Cache la Poudre River
Sponsor: Cache la Poudre Water Users Association

Doug Kenney
Assessing the Relative Costs/Values of New Water Supply Options
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Reagan Waskom
Program Income on Nonstationariy, Hydrologic Frequency Analysis, and Water Management
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Reagan Waskom
Program Income FY10 Pollution Workshop
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Reagan Waskom
Regional Water Conservation Plan
Sponsor: Great Western Institute

Reagan Waskom
Agricultural/Urban/Environmental Water Sharing: Innovative Strategies for the Colorado River Basin and the West
Sponsor: Walton Family Foundation

Reagan Waskom
Integrating Water Research, Extension, and Education in the Northern Plains and Mountains Region
Sponsor: USDA-NIFA

Reagan Waskom
Region 8 Nutrient Water Pollution Workshop
Sponsor: EPA

Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) Funded Projects

Timothy Gates
Data Analysis and Final Report of the Nature and Implications of Irrigation Practices in Colorado’s Lower Arkansas River Valley
Sponsor: CWCB

Scott Nissen
New Methods for Sago Pondweed Management
Sponsor: CWCB

Lee Sammers
Determination of Consumptive Water Use by Alfalfa in the Arkansas Valley
Sponsor: CWCB

Reagan Waskom
CWCB/CWI Cooperative Intern Program
Sponsor: CWCB

Reagan Waskom
Agricultural Water Conservation Clearinghouse
Sponsor: CWCB

National Institute for Water Resources (NIWR)/U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Funded Projects

Steven Abt
Development of a Correction Function for the 3-inch, Thin-Walled, Helley-Smith Sampler Deployed on Coarse Gravel Beds
Sponsor: USGS

Jerry Johnson
Development of Oilseed Crops for Biodiesel Production Under Colorado Limited Irrigation Conditions
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Lynn Johnson
High Resolution Soil Moisture Retrieval in the Platte River Watersheds
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Stephanie Kampf
Hydrologic Analysis and Process-Based Modeling for the Upper Cache la Poudre Basin
Sponsor: NIWR

Christopher Myrick
Developing Barriers to the Upstream Migration of New Zealand mudsnail (Potamopyrgus antipodarum) Phase III
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Reagan Waskom
Understanding the Hydrologic Factors Affecting the Growth of the nuisance diatom Didymosphenia Geminata in Rivers
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Reagan Waksom
Adjoint Modeling to Quantify Stream Flow Changes Due to Aquifer Pumping
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Reagan Waskom
104B State Water Resources Research Institute Program Fiscal Year 2009
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Projects Funded from Miscellaneous Sources

David Cooper
Potential Changes in Groundwater Acquisition by Native Phreatophytes in Response to Climate Change
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Charlie Chase
Bear Creek Watershed Project
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Stephanie Kampf
Hydrologic Analysis and Process-Based Modeling for the Upper Cache la Poudre Basin
Sponsor: CWI

James Klett
Impact of Limited Irrigation on Health of Four Common Shrub Species
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

John Stednick
Willow Creek Water Quality Study
Sponsor: Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District

Reagan Waskom
Region 8 Nutrient Water Pollution Workshop
Sponsor: EPA

Reagan Waskom
Agricultural/Urban/Environmental Water Sharing: Innovative Strategies for the Colorado River Basin and the West
Sponsor: Walton Family Foundation

Reagan Waskom
Western States Source Water & Ground Water Protection Forum
Sponsor: Cadmus Group, Inc.

Reagan Waskom
Coordinated Regional Water Resources Programming for the Northern Plains and Mountains Region
Sponsor: USDA-CSREES

Reagan Waskom
Coordinated Regional Water Resources Programming for the Northern Plains and Mountains Region 2009-2010
Sponsor: USDA-CSREES

Reagan Waskom
Executive Water Leadership program
Sponsor: Coca-Cola Foundation

Reagan Waskom
Framework to Bridge Water Conflict
Sponsor: Computer Foundation, Inc.

National Institute for Water Resources (NIWR)/U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Funded Projects

Rajagopalan Balaji
Risk Assessment and Forecasting of Indian Summer Monsoon for Agricultural Drought Impact Planning (Year 2)
Sponsor: USGS

Stephanie Kampf
Hydrologic Analysis and Process-Based Modeling for the Upper Cache la Poudre Basin
Sponsor: NIWR

James Pritchett
Water Reallocation and Bioenergy in the South Platte: A Regional Economic Evaluation
Sponsor: NIWR

Reagan Waskom
104B State Water Resources Research Institute Program Fiscal Year 2008
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Reagan Waskom
OMS-Internship USGS- WRRI- Student Internship
Sponsor: USGS

Reagan Waskom
Geolem Internship – USGS – WRRI Student Internship
Sponsor: USGS

Reagan Waskom
Program Administration, Technology Transfer and Information Dissemination
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Projects Funded from Miscellaneous Sources

Shawn Archibeque
Occurrence and Fate of Antibiotics and Nutrients in Animal Feeding Operation Waste Streams from Animals Fed Distillers Grain
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Amy Bagchi
Developing a GIS Database for Source-Tracking of Human Versus Agricultural Inputs of Antibiotic Resistance Genes (ARG) in the Watershed
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Steven Fassnacht
Estimating Errors Associated With Calculated Sublimation From Seasonally Snow-Covered Environments
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Lawrence Goodridge
Flow Device to Assess Biological Water Quality in Colorado Surface Water
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Stephanie Kampf
Hydrologic Analysis and Process-Based Modeling for the Upper Cache la Poudre Basin
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Jeffrey Niemann
Characterizing Non-Beneficial Evaporative Upflux from Shallow Groundwater under Uncultivated Land in an Irrigated River Valley (Year 3)
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

James Pritchett
Water Reallocation and Bioenergy in the South Platte: A Regional Economic Evaluation
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Oad Ramchand
Joint Sustainability of Irrigated Agriculture and River Ecosystems
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Tom Sale
Studies Supporting Sustainable Use of the Denver Basin Aquifers in the Vicinity of Castle Rock
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Tom Sale
Studies Supporting Sustainable Use of the Denver Basin Aquifers in the Vicinity of Castle Rock
Sponsor: City of Castle Rock

Reagan Waskom
Integrating Water Research, Extension, and Education in the Northern Plains and Mountains Region
Sponsor: USDA-CREES

Reagan Waskom
Coordinated Regional Water Resources Programming for the Northern Plains and Mountains Regions
Sponsor: USDA-CREES

Reagan Waskom
Integrating Water Research, Extension, and Education in the Northern Plains and Mountains Region
Sponsor: USDA-CREES

Reagan Waskom
NPS Outreach Coordinator- Program Income
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

National Institute for Water Resources (NIWR)/U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Funded Projects

Jeffrey Niemann
Characterizing Non-Beneficial Evaporative Upflux from Shallow Groundwater under Uncultivated Land in an Irrigated River Valley (Year 2)
Sponsor: NIWR

Robert Siegrist
Evaluation of Engineered Treatment Units for the Removal of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds and Other Organic Wastewater Contaminants During Onsite Wastewater Treatment
Sponsor: NIWR

Reagan Waskom
Geolem Internship-USGS-WRRI
Sponsor: USGS

Reagan Waskom
OMS Internship – USGS – WRRI Student Internship
Sponsor: USGS

Reagan Waskom
NPS Outreach Coordinator
Sponsor: USGS

Reagan Waskom
Risk Assessment and Forecasting of Indian Summer Monsoon for Agricultural Drought Impact Planning (Year 1)
Sponsor: USGS

Reagan Waskom
Program Administration, Technology Transfer and Information Dissemination
Sponsor: NIWR/USGS

Projects Funded from Miscellaneous Sources

Thomas Borch
Occurrence and Fate of Steroid Hormones in Sewage Treatment Plant Effluent, Animal Feeding Operation Wastewater and the Cache la Poudre River of Colorado
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Nolan Doesken
Detecting Trends in Evapotranspiration in Colorado
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Lawrence Goodridge
Simultaneous Water Quality Monitoring and Fecal Pollution Source Tracking in the Colorado Big Thompson Water Project
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Lawrence Goodridge
Rapid, Field Based, Large Volume Water Sampling and Concentration for Biological Analysis of Ground Water Quality
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Christopher Hiemstra
Quantifying the Effects of Bark Beetle Outbreak on Water Resources in the Fraser Experimental Forest Watershed
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Jerry Johnson
Development of Oilseed Crops for Biodiesel Production under Colorado Limited Irrigation Conditions
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Lee Sammers
Direct Determination of Crop Evapotranspiration in the Arkansas Valley with a Weighing Lysimeter
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Reagan Waskom
Effects of Pine Beetle Infestations On Water Yield and Quality at the Watershed Scale in Northern Colorado (Year 2)
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Reagan Waskom
Predictability of the Upper Colorado River Streamflows
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Reagan Waskom
Refining Water Accounting Procedures Using the South Platte Mapping and Analysis Program
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Reagan Waskom
CWRRI State Research Funding Administration
Sponsor: State of Colorado/Colorado Water Institute

Reagan Waskom
NPS Outreach Coordinator
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

Reagan Waksom
Coordinated Agricultural Water Quality Programming for the Northern Plains and Mountains Region
Sponsor: USDA-CREES & CSU Civil & Environmental Engineering Department

National Institute for Water Resources (NIWR)/U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Funded Projects

Timothy Gates
Toward Optimal Water Management in Colorado’s Lower Arkansas River Valley: Monitoring and Modeling to Enhance Agriculture and Environment
Sponsor: USGS & Bureau of Reclamation

Jeffrey Niemann & Reagan Waskom
Characterizing Non-beneficial Evaporative Upflux from Shallow Groundwater Under Uncultivated Land in an Irrigated River Valley (Year 1)
Sponsor: USGS

Robert Siegrist
Occurrence and Fate of Organic Wastewater Contaminants in Onsite Wastewater Systems for Water Quality Management
Sponsor: NIWR

John Stednick & Reagan Waskom
Effects of Pine Beetle Infestations on Water Yield and Water Quality at the Watershed Scale in Northern Colorado (Year 1)
Sponsor: USGS

Robert Ward
Development of Characterization Approaches and a Management Tool for the Ground Water-Surface Water System in the Vicinity of Sutherland Reservoir and Gerald Gentlemen Station Lincoln County, Nebraska
Sponsor: NIWR

Reagan Waskom
Program Administration Project
Sponsor: NIWR

Reagan Waskom
Colorado’s Evolving Irrigated Agriculture: Economic Accounting Impact Analysis
Sponsor: NIWR

Projects Funded from Miscellaneous Sources

Yaling Qian
Urban Landscape Irrigation with Recycled Wastewater: Landscape Plant Selections and Interactive Effect of Surfactants and Salts
Sponsor: Denver Water Department

Reagan Waskom
Technology Transfer & Information Dissemination
Sponsor: Colorado Water Institute

Reagan Waskom
Training & Education for Agriculture Chemicals & Groundwater
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Agriculture

Reagan Waskom
Coordinated Agricultural Water Quality Programming for the Northern Plains and Mountains Region
Sponsor: USDA-CREES & CSU Civil & Environmental Engineering Department