Upper Black Squirrel Creek
Ground Water Management District.

It's not a UFO!

Residents of central El Paso County may have noticed an unusual sight in the skies in June, 2023 a low-altitude helicopter towing a large hexagonal frame flying over their area. Officials at the Upper Black Squirrel Creek Ground Water Management District (UBSCGWMD) say this unique equipment is simply part of a project to map groundwater aquifers and subsurface geology in the district.

Instruments mounted below the helicopter collected and recorded geologic measurements to learn more about the buried sand and gravel aquifers. The UBSCGWMD planned and funded the flights. According to Dave Doran, President of the UBSCGWMD Board, data from the flights will improve the understanding of the available groundwater resource and potential groundwater/surface water connections in this area of the state.

Aqua Geo Frameworks, LLC (AGF) oversaw the flights, processed the data and information, and has produced a final report. Doran stated that this technology allows for fast data acquisition, upwards of 50 miles per hour, with detailed information down to 1,000 feet below the land surface from the air. The helicopter's flight path is marked in white on the map below.

You can view the final report on our Water Studies page.

Use the link below for more information, pictures and videos.

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Arial Scanning
Next Scheduled Board Meeting:
Date: Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024
Time: 6:00pm
Location:
Conference Room, Farmers State Bank
1500 8th Street, Calhan, CO
Or via Zoom (see agenda for Zoom connection information).

Meeting Agenda


About the District: The Upper Black Squirrel Creek Ground Water Management District was formed, pursuant to 37-90-118 Colorado Revised Statutes, by the taxpaying electors of the District to administer and manage the ground water resources of the Upper Black Squirrel Creek Designated Ground Water Basin.

The District is specifically charged with the responsibility of adopting and enforcing rules and regulations for the use, control, conservation, and protection of both quantity and quality of the ground water of the Basin.

We hope you find the webiste a useful resource for details about the District, our history and regulations, water conservation tips and much more. Please feel free to Contact Us if you have any questions.


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