Colorado Water Management

Colorado’s #1 Water Resources Management & Planning Firm

At Roaring Fork Engineering, we design efficient, sustainable water infrastructure to address your needs. Whether you need water retention studies or HEC-RAS waterway modeling, our expert team of Colorado civil engineers stand ready to assist you.

Our data-driven decision-making models ensure that we create environmentally-friendly water solutions that meet your needs. Trust us to bring our knowledge, passion, and professionalism to every project.

Meet Our Team

Locally based in Carbondale, CO, we’re proud to provide water management services to our neighboring areas. Our unique in-depth experience working with our beautiful mountainous slopes and their water features makes our team the ideal choice for your Colorado water planning needs. Meet us and our values today!


We provide comprehensive civil engineering services alongside our premier water design and planning strategies. 

Our water management services include:

  • Drainage Design & Studies: Protect your property from erosion and flooding with our expert drainage design and studies. We tailor to your unique terrain to ensure sustainable land  preservation.  

  • Retention & Detention Design: Safeguard your landscape from stormwater runoff and erosion with our retention and detention design solutions.

  • Water Impound Design: Harness the power of your local mountain streams and rivers with our water impound design services. These aim to create sustainable reservoirs that support irrigation, recreation, and wildlife habitats while meeting your needs.

  • Channel Design: Our channel design services aim to maintain the integrity of your land’s infrastructure by optimizing water flow and minimizing erosion.

  • Hydrological Modeling: Empower your informed decision-making for land development and resource management with our advanced hydrological models.

  • HEC-RAS Modeling of Waterways: Ensure the safety and efficiency of your waterway projects in Colorado’s mountain terrain with our precise HEC-RAS modeling. This technology allows us to accurately predict flow behavior and mitigate risks for your site.
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Water management solutions

Our Work

Explore our previous projects and discover the excellence our water engineering firm offers in every design and strategy. From commercial companies to municipal entities and private land owners, we’re known for our quality, responsiveness and timeliness for every client.

Case: Wastewater Engineering for the Town of Carbondale

See the difference we made at the Town of Carbondale wastewater treatment facility. Our team researched, studied and modeled the wastewater behavior and approach. We worked with local contractors to provide the most cost-efficient option that met the town’s needs while ensuring we met all state regulations. 

Case: Water Installations for the Town of Aspen

See how we assisted and advised a new subdivision in Aspen, CO, that required a local water upgrade. We observed on behalf of the Aspen Water and Engineering Departments to guarantee adherence to regulations and best practices for the water installation process. 

Our Services

In addition to our elite water management solutions, we also offer other engineering services to serve you.

Our full-service civil engineering team is uniquely equipped to design, plan and execute your projects in the mountainous regions of our area. Trust us to provide professional, timely work.

Our land surveying services are designed to offer you data-driven reporting to cover necessities such as boundary surveys, topographic surveys and more. Get in touch today or learn more about our services below.

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Where We Serve

Service map of Colorado by county

Nestled in the heart of Carbondale, Colorado, our headquarters serves as the epicenter of our operations. Our extensive work portfolio reaches across the Western Slope, serving clients from Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs, Aspen, Breckenridge, and beyond.

We cater to a diverse clientele, including land developers, municipalities, and both commercial and private landowners. Our commitment to excellence is as enduring as the mountains we work within, and we are proud to contribute to the beauty and functionality of our beloved state.

Trusted for Responsiveness
Ian Quillan

“Roaring Fork Engineering has been serving our sanitation district for years now and we’ve always been pleased with their responsiveness and professionalism. I’d recommend them to anyone who is looking for a civil engineer.”

– Ian Quillan, District Manager of Basalt Sanitation District

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