The quest continues: where is the data on water & fracking?

My next question was to the Division of Water Resources, at https://dwr.state.co.us/Portal/dwr/AskDWR

Dear DWR:

I am trying to find out where the state records are which show where fracking operators get their water, and where that ‘produced water’ ends up. I am most interested in Front Range operators, from Adams County northward.

Finding answers to those two simple questions is proving surprisingly difficult. Neither the COGCC or CDPHE have been able to help me.

I realize the data records may not be structured to answer such a question from the public, since they were perhaps not designed that way to begin with; however, as the political pressures on our water resources intensify, the data will need to be marshalled, somehow, to answer such questions, as times change. If you have any comments on that issue, I’d be interested in hearing that as well.

Best regards,
Rick Casey
webmaster: larimeralliance.org, larimerallianceblog.org, focosustainability.org, colivableclimate.org

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