Northern Colorado WCD


email220 Water Ave
Berthoud, Colorado 80513-9245
United States

Contact: Brad Leach
Ph: (970) 532-7700
Fax: (970) 532-0942



NCWCD, a public agency created in 1937, provides water for agricultural, municipal, domestic and industrial uses in northeastern Colorado. The District was established as the local agency to contract with the United States to build the Colorado-Big Thompson Project. The project stores water from the Colorado River headwaters in a series of reservoirs on Colorado's West Slope. Water is transported, via the 13-mile Alva B. Adams Tunnel, through the mountains to the District's seven-county service area on the East Slope. NCWCD employs approximately 102 full-time staff members ranging from engineers to support personnel. Most work out of the District's headquarters in Berthoud, CO; 21 are based at the Farr Pumping Plant on the West Slope near Granby, CO. NCWCD encompasses 1.6 million acres in portions of Boulder, Larimer, Weld, Broomfield, Morgan, Logan, Washington and Sedgwick counties.

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