Like much of the entire State of Colorado, Jefferson County remains in an Extreme to Exceptional drought condition. Evergreen Metropolitan District continues to monitor the Upper Bear Creek Water Basin for precipitation and snow pack. The water stored in the upper basin in the form of snowpack and soil moisture remains low. The prediction for the winter and spring months continues to call for lower than normal precipitation with higher than normal temperatures. The current Evergreen Metropolitan District drought status continues to be in drought conditions.
West Jefferson County Metro District
29847 Lewis Ridge Road
Evergreen, CO 80439
Effective November 1, 2020 the Evergreen Metro District is no longer in Drought Level 2, however due to the forecast of below average precipitation and above average temperatures, EMD customers are strongly encouraged to continue to conserve water. There is a high probability we will enter drought restrictions for the 2021 irrigation season. Customers should monitor our website, Facebookand Twitter or the most up-to-date information regarding drought status.
Evergreen is now in a Stage 1 Drought. We are asking customers to please reduce water usage, especially with watering grass and landscaping.
For more information on what a Stage 1 Drought means, please refer to the graphic below. If the situation changes we will make announcements on Facebook and the website.
Thank you for your help in conserving our most valuable resource!
To promote the health and safety of both EMD Staff and our Community the Administrative Offices will be closed to the public until further notice. We will continue to be available by phone and email if you need to speak with a member of our staff.
For your convenience there is a drop slot in the door as well as a drop box in the driveway island. We also have several online payment options.
Thank you for your understanding.
Evergreen Lake continues to be closed to private watercraft. This is due to there there being no official monitoring of the lake and Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) inspections for watercraft. The groups that will be on the lake periodically in the next few weeks are groups managed by Denver Parks and Recreation. The City and County of Denver owns Dedisse Park and Evergreen Lake and maintain their right to use their lake. Denver officials are responsible for the management of their program and have agreed to provide(ANS) inspections of watercraft to be used on Evergreen Lake.
In regards to the posted closure of boating on Evergreen Lake as of Saturday, August 17th, 2019, Evergreen Metropolitan District (EMD) along with Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD) made a joint decision to close the Lake in the interest of protecting the water supply for the Evergreen area. Please know that blue green algae has NOT been identified in Evergreen Lake. This is a precautionary measure. EPRD ended the summer lake recreation program, thus stopping all watercraft monitoring.
Using our water wisely by the use of new technology and simple steps helps everyone play a role in ensuring reliable water supplies not just for today but for future generations. We, at Evergreen Metro District are pleased to announce that EMD has partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through their WaterSense program to provide additional information about water saving tips.