Managing Colorado’s Water Resources with Lidar
Colorado is home to almost 6 million residents who enjoy its outdoor beauty. Visitors to Colorado spent over $21 billion in 2017, making tourism a top industry in the state. With tourism, the economy, and population continuing to grow, Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) maintains a Strategic Plan for managing Colorado’s water resources. CWBC utilizes a wealth of technologies in their adaptive management to create authoritative data enabling local and federal partners to reduce fatalities and property loss. Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is a scientific data source of precise elevations that drives a variety of engineering and planning models.