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Centennial Water ends drought watch in Highlands Ranch

August 30, 2021

The Centennial Water and Sanitation District Board of Directors rescinded the drought watch at its Aug. 30 board of directors meeting. The drought watch has been in effect in the Centennial Water service area, which includes Highlands Ranch and Solstice, since April 26, 2021.

“As we begin September, we are about three-fourths of the way through the irrigation season and our water supply is holding steady and customers have done a great job this summer cutting back on their water use,” said John Kaufman, general manager for Centennial Water. “At the board meeting Monday evening, staff recommended we cancel the drought watch and the board unanimously approved the recommendation.”

Temperatures from late April through mid-August averaged only slightly above average. Precipitation for the same period was slightly above average as well. During the summer irrigation season to date, Centennial Water customer’s responded to the periodic rainfall and adjusted their watering appropriately. As a result, water demand in April, May and July were below past averages and Centennial Water’s reserves in its storage reservoirs appear to be adequate to meet projected demands for the rest of the irrigation season, added Swithin Dick, water rights administrator for the district.

As of Aug. 30, Centennial Water’s reservoir storage was 7,127 acre feet, or 41% of 17,200 total capacity. Centennial Water’s median storage level for September over the past 10 years has been 7,775 AF, or 45% of the 17,200 capacity.


Media Contact:
Kari Larese
Community Relations Manager
klarese@highlandsranch.org | 720-240-4908