Water Conservation

Ways to Conserve Water!

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Water Conservation Plan

This Water Conservation Plan has been created for the purpose of providing a framework to deal with drought or any other phenomena that diminishes or interrupts the normal supply of water and water levels in Bear Creek and Evergreen Lake.

Mission:

The Mission of this Plan is to provide guidance and operational imperatives to the Board which will facilitate a quicker and more comprehensive response to any interruption of the Evergreen Metropolitan District ("EMD") water supply.

Water Shortage from Low Bear Creek Flow and Emergency Response:

Drought responses to water shortages on Bear Creek will be categorized into three conditions. The responses will be based on two flow monitoring devices, which monitor and record the water flow in Bear Creek at two locations. One gauge is on Bear Creek prior to Evergreen Lake, and the other gauge is on Bear Creek prior to the town of Morrison. There are varying levels of drought response, with Level 1 being the least severe, and Water Rationing being the most severe. Droughts may also occur during the winter, in which case there is also a Winter Drought response level.