Sense of Place: Water Tour
Students, faculty, and staff learned about the complex system of infrastructure that feed water to Colorado Springs from over mountains on a Sense of Place water tour this fall. They visited Catamount Reservoir, Princeton Hot Springs, and local farms on the Lower Arkansas River. The water tour is one of several trips in the Sense of Place program put on by the Offices of Sustainability and Field Study. View a full gallery of the trip. Photos by Jennifer Coombes.
Emma Kerr ’19and Monica Black’ 19 (left to right) take a break at Catamount Reservoir where students and staff learned about the resources that go into storing the water that makes its way to Colorado Springs during the Water Tour, a Sense of Place program put on by the Offices of Sustainability and Field Study.
Emma Kerr, Jacqueline Nkhonsera, and Eden Lumerman build burritos after a day of touring the Continental Divide on the Water Tour. Students and staff ate communally and discussed the day’s trip.
Stephanie Cervantes holds a map of the area that was toured on the 2017 Water Tour.
Fall colors dot the mountainside that surrounds Montgomery Reservoir during the Sense of Place Water Tour.
At Milberger Farms a farmer discusses water rights, irrigation strategies as well as the concerns for farmers in the Pueblo area during the Water Tour.
Sue Lauther tours the Otero Pump Station during the 2017 Sense of Place Water Tour.
Jane McDougall, a member of the math faculty, takes a photo of the pipes and streams at Hoosier Pass during the 2017 Water Tour.