Well Watch Project

Water Wells in Northern Colorado

The goal of the Well Watch Project is to develop greater understandings and applications of groundwater science by students and teachers, and to develop an awareness of its past, present, and future history.

The Well Watch Project was first begun in 1991 with the drilling of the first monitoring well at Eaton Elementary School. Two more were drilled in 1992 and 14 other ones added in by 1995.  The Central Colorado Water Conservancy District (CCWCD) spearheaded the program and the drilling of the monitoring water wells. Project time, labor, permitting and equipment were all donated by various partners, including R&R Well and Pump, Lesh Drilling, Enviro Drilling Pumps, Colorado State University and Ledall Brothers Construction, Inc. 

We currently have sixteen teachers, thirteen schools, five school districts, and approximately seven hundred students from fourth grade to high school, involved with water quality testing and groundwater geology science.  Our supporting partners at Central Colorado Water Conservancy District, West Greeley Conservation District and Poudre Heritage Area, and the City of Greeley help provide funding for the Well Watch Project.Well Watch participants are involved in ground water geology, water quality testing protocols, well water extraction protocol, data entry into our new web site, history of groundwater in the Poudre River watershed, water laws related to groundwater, and classroom curriculum on groundwater science.  Please check out the data students have collected for the database at:

 http://www.ccwcd2.org/wellwatch/

For more information please contact the Well Watch coordinator, Chuck Call, at: call@plcoutdoors.org

Upcoming events:  Groundwater Institute,  June 18-19,2015 ( go to PLC Calendar for more information) http://www.poudrelearningcenter.org/events/groundwater-institute