The Center of Colorado Water Conservancy District is proud to announce the inauguration of a program to offer one-time awards of $2500 to three qualified candidates from the Park County high school senior age group.

The awards will be paid directly to the applicant’s educational institution, which may be a college, university or a vocational-technical program during the 2020-2021 school year.

Applicants must be Park County residents or have parents that reside full-time in Park County.

To apply for the award, an applicant must fill out and submit an application form not later than July 1, 2020.

The official application along with instructions can be found on CCWCD’s website, www.centerofcoloradowater.com. Applicants can also email Dan Drucker, CCWCD’s operations manager, with any questions regarding the process: djdrucker2@gmail.com.

 CCWCD was created by Park County voters in 1997, in part, to fight the South Park Conjunctive Use Project against Aurora and its partners.

In 2002, after that fight was won and damages finally collected, CCWCD took on the true mantle of a water conservancy district. CCWCD began acquiring water and water storage for the residents and property owners of Park County, its service area.

After acquiring the Randall and Sessions ditch water rights, we built, along with our partner, Centennial Water and Sanitation District, a 400-acre-foot reservoir near Jefferson, Colo., named James Tingle Reservoir, in honor of our first treasurer, who died tragically at the hands of a crazed individual.

CCWCD went on to acquire the Smelter Pipeline Reservoir on County Road 12 near Alma, Colo., refurbished and lined it. We also purchased water rights and leased storage along at the North Fork of the South Platte River.

With the Upper South Platte Water Conservancy District, we formed the Headwaiter Authority of the South Platte which has two blanket augmentation plans for all of HASP’s service areas. CCWCP  has joined with six local water entities and various Federal entities for finally achieve the extra 12,600 acre-feet of storage known as the Chatfield Storage Reallocation Project, in Chatfield State Park; that project was 20 years in the making.

CCWCP adopted a Strategic Master Plan in 2010 that had various tenets, among them was and education component. In furtherance of that we are offering the Center of Colorado Scholarship Awards for the 2020-2021 school year.

Note: An application form appearred in the May 29 edition of The Flume, on Page 5.

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