Gross Reservoir Expansion Project

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New technologies under review

The trees removed from the expanded reservoir may have a new life as “biochar,” improving soil for plants. Denver Water TAP - Expanding a reservoir has a lot of challenges, among them dealing with the trees and bushes that must be removed. Leaving this biomass in...

Successful 2018 yurt season

With the sun drifting ever lower in the sky and the brilliant colors of fall a pleasant memory, the 2018 season for the Gross Reservoir Expansion’s Public Information Yurt has come to a successful finish. It was a great year marked by constructive two-way...

A statement by the CEO/Manager

In response to a letter received from Boulder County's Land Use Department, Denver Water CEO/Manager Jim Lochhead released the following statement: Denver Water has taken the position with Boulder County that the project is exempt from 1041 permitting since Gross dam...

Fish Consumption Advisory

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), along with Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), monitor fish mercury levels in Colorado waters. CDPHE and CPW have collected fish tissue samples at Gross Reservoir since 2007.  In 2015, the levels of...

Surveyors in the field

You may have noticed surveyors taking readings on Gross Dam Road from the intersection of Highway 72 to the right abutment of Gross Dam. This work – scheduled to be completed by the end of this month – is part of our ongoing efforts to improve safety for all who drive...

Thank you tour participants!

Our thanks to all who joined us for a tour of the Gross Reservoir Expansion Project on Oct. 5. Staff from Sen. Gardner and Sen. Bennet’s offices, representatives from Denver Water distributors and the South Metro Chamber of Commerce, among others, joined...

Thank you attendees!

On Saturday, September 29 Denver Water hosted the third community cookout event. We want to thank those who stopped by to learn more about the Gross Reservoir Expansion Project and spent time at the yurt. The public information yurt remains open three days each week...

Yurt Community Cookout

Join us today, Saturday, September 29 for our community cookout at the Gross Reservoir Expansion Public Information Yurt from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will have project representatives available to share project information and answer community questions. Burgers and hot...

Forest Service recognizes Denver Water for stewardship

From Forests to Faucets program ensures watersheds are protected Denver Water was recently recognized by the USDA Forest Service for ongoing dedication in stewarding critical watersheds that deliver clean, safe, reliable drinking water. Much of this stewardship is...

Environmental benefits detailed

TAP - Sept. 6, 2018 - "Bottom line, these environmental commitments are significant points of pride for us,” said Denver Water CEO/Manager Jim Lochhead. “They — along with the relationships we’ve built during the nearly 15 years of this project’s development — are...

A statement from the CEO/Manager

In response to the possibility of pending legal action to delay Denver Water’s planned expansion of Gross Reservoir, Denver Water CEO/Manager Jim Lochhead released the following statement: “The Gross Reservoir Expansion Project will make Colorado's rivers and...

Thank you contractors!

Thanks to all the individuals and organizations who joined us for our Design Assist Contractor information meeting on Aug 9! The DAC role will work as an integrated component of the team, along with the owner's representative and design engineer. They will...

Thank you Mountain Fest organizers and attendees!

August 4, 2018 - On Saturday, August 4 Denver Water's Gross Reservoir Expansion Project team participated in Coal Creek Canyon Parks and Recreations' Annual Mountain Fest at the Coal Creek Canyon Improvement Association. We were able to meet and talk with more than 50...

Denver Water’s crucible: Two Forks

TAP - July 30, 2018 - "The Two Forks Dam project was Denver Water’s crucible, according to Jeff Martin, program manager for Denver Water’s Gross Reservoir Expansion Project." Read the full story here.

Governor Endorses Gross Reservoir Expansion Project

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