Gross Reservoir Expansion Project

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On February 19, 2021, Denver Water submitted its response to referral agency and public comments for the Boulder County 1041 Permit Application. Once processed by Boulder County, the materials can be found through the Boulder County website, here.

What is a 1041 Permit?

Colorado House Bill 1041, also known as the Areas and Activities of State Interest Act, was enacted in 1974 and allows local governments to regulate, through established criteria, a variety of development activities with guidance from the state.  

Projects of this scale do not jump right into construction, rather they take many years of planning, study and review.  

1041 Permit Documents

Boulder County’s 1041 regulations are listed in Article 8 – Location & Extent Areas & Activities of State Interest (1041) 

The public can view the entire 1041 Permit application submitted to the county by clicking here 

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Have fun, stay safe on the water

May 28, 2021 - TAP - Here’s what to expect when boating, paddleboarding on Denver Water reservoirs this summer. “It’s important to remember that the primary purpose of our reservoirs is to store water for more than 1.5 million people in the metro area,” Ransom said....

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Getting a (big) jump on a healthy environment

May 21, 2021 - TAP - Denver Water completing required stream and habitat improvements years ahead of final go-ahead for Gross Reservoir expansion. “Our No. 1 objective is to do right by our partners, by our customers and by the environment,” said Jeff Martin, project...

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