DENVER — Earlier this month, according to a press release, the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) broke ground on a new water supply reservoir near Lane City, Texas.

When completed in 2017, the about 40,000 acre-foot (13 billion gallon) reservoir being constructed off the main channel of the Colorado River will help secure water sources for the drought-prone Texas region, stated the release.

In April 2013, LCRA awarded CH2M HILL a contract for the design of the reservoir and pump station as well as the rehabilitation and upgrade of the intakes, along with associated conveyance to and from the reservoir, added the release.

According to the release, the Lane City Reservoir Project is the region’s first significant new water supply reservoir in decades.

“CH2M HILL has served LCRA for years including helping to develop an important Water Supply Resources Plan in 2010 that identified potential strategies to meet the region’s water demands through 2100,” said Ken Hall, CH2M HILL project manager. “We are excited to help deliver this important project for LCRA and help secure the region’s water supply for many years to come.”