In 2008, the Gardner Water and Sanitation District found itself without augmentation water for its three wells, which serviced about 75 customers at that time. Up to that point, the Wolf Springs Ranch was providing augmentation water until its water services discontinued. Once Gardner no longer received water from Wolf Springs, it was out of compliance, and a state engineer warned that if another source was not found, Gardner would not be allowed to furnish water to residents or the town’s school. The town of Gardner came to the Huerfano County Water Conservancy District (HCWCD) and, since water augmentation is a function of Water Conservancy Districts across the state, HCWCD looked into dev

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