Grape Creek/DeWeese Efficiency Study
The DeWeese Irrigation System Efficiency and Improvement Study is being conducted in cooperation by the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District, the Deweese-Dye Ditch and Reservoir Company (DDDRC), and the Bureau of Land Management. The study is being undertaken in order to upgrade irrigation efficiencies within the DDDRC system, which includes DeWeese Reservoir, enhance the stream health of Grape Creek, reduce losses in the management of water replacement deliveries, and improve exchange opportunities. Benefits to the general public include a reduction in both water loss and water fluctuation along Grape Creek, thereby improving not only the environment, but recreational opportunities as well. The Grape Creek/DeWeese Efficiency Study is a great example of a diverse group collaborating together for the benefit of multiple users.