Use of snow surveys by Denver Water Board

TitleUse of snow surveys by Denver Water Board
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1962
AuthorsFischer, R. W.
Conference Name30th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 30th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1962
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationCheyenne, Wyoming
KeywordsMunicipal water supply, Networks

A historical review of the Denver city water system from the beginning in 1872 with steady growth and transcontinental diversion from west to east through the Moffit Tunnel in 1936. The need for additional reservoir storage has become evident. In order to better manage the storage problem and diversions, an addition is being made to the present snow survey course network to meet the demands for more accurate streamflow forecasting. Proposed locations of courses are shown on the accompanying map of the project.