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Applegate Group, Inc. has been providing water resources consulting services to our clients since 1985. Our expertise lies in water planning, water rights engineering, water policy, and development of water infrastructure. Our staff consists of professionals with degrees in engineering, watershed science, geology, and hydrology.

We have offices located in Denver and Glenwood Springs, which allows us to provide reliable service to our clients.

News & Awards

Applegate Group in South America

Mike Applegate was the keynote speaker to open the XXVII Latin American Conference of Hydraulics in Lima, Peru. This water conference is held every two years in the South American region and is attended by water professionals throughout the world.   He was a representative for both Applegate Group and the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District.

Colorado Small Hydropower Guidebook

On behalf of the Colorado Energy Office, Applegate Group and Telluride Energy partnered in a collaborative effort to write the Colorado Small Hydropower Guidebook.

Colorado agency making allocations for small hydro development

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is hoping to create a "small hydropower roadmap" for the state's agriculture through its Advancing Colorado's Renewable Energy (ACRE) program.

ACRE, whose purpose is to "promote the feasibility and development of agricultural energy-related projects", has already helped fund a number of research and development projects for a number of renewable energy sources.

NPPD to fund water study

Nebraska Public Power District will fund a study to determine whether it can affordably generate more hydroelectricity. You can read the article at the following link or you can download the PDF that is attached at bottom to read it as well.

Applegate Group awarded new contract in Nebraska

Applegate Group has been selected by the Nebraska Public Power District to perform a capacity and implementation potential assessment for hydropower generation within the state of Nebraska.  Dr. Lindsay George will be project manager and will be working with McMillen, LLC and Telluride Energy to perform the work.  The project will identify possible upgrades to existing hydropower facilities for increased generation capacity as well is the potential for developing new sites.  Work will be performed the last half of 2012.

Applegate Group Engineer appointed to Steering Committee....

Dr. Lindsay George, PE of our Glenwood Springs office has been appointed to the Steering Committee for the HydroVision International 2013 Annual Conference that will be held in Denver, Colorado.  Dr. George will be working on planning the conference content for the Development of New Hydropower.  Applegate Group is a member of the National Hydropower Association.

The Governor’s Energy Office highlights Applegate’s client George Wenschhof.......

The Governor’s Energy Office highlights Applegate’s client George Wenschhof and his recently installed hydropower project. Applegate assisted Mr. Wenschhof with his FERC permitting, engineering design and grant writing. Video in link below.

 Check out "Meeker, CO Small Hydropower (Full Length)" on Vimeo #Vimeo

Low Head Hydro Final Report Available

Applegate and Colorado State University have completed the low head hydropower study, "Exploring the Viability of Low Head Hydropower in Colorado's Existing Irrigation Infrastructure". The report is available in the Publications section of this website.

Please contact Lindsay George (970-945-9686) with any questions regarding the study.