Aurora Water Supply Planning

Horsetooth Reservoir, Fort Collins
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Solution

Lynker staff developed and maintain a custom water allocation model called CRAM, which is used to perform detailed analysis of complex water resource systems. The Aurora CRAM model is the City of Aurora’s raw water supply system model used to support decisions for short- and long-range planning of the city’s raw water supply. Lynker used the Aurora CRAM model to determine an optimal size for Wild Horse Reservoir, evaluating system performance through reliability metrics including firm yield.

Actionable Intelligence

Lynker combined modeling expertise with scientific expertise to go beyond the historical data and stress the city’s water supply system using synthetic hydrology and climate-adjusted hydrology. By modeling an ensemble of simulations, we were able to provide Aurora Water with enhanced estimates of system reliability, documenting additional system yield and additional water storage, and providing recommendations on reservoir size.

Relevant Capabilities

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Hydrologic Modeling and Forecasting

Lynker Intel has expert hydrologists with strong expertise in field work, data analysis, research, modeling, forecasting, and developing actionable data products across all water environments. We work with a holistic approach to solve water-related issues by considering the combined effect of weather, climate, water and human management.