Below is a statement from Denver Water CEO/Manager, Jim Lochhead, regarding the Boulder County land use process:
“The location of the current and expanded Gross Dam was defined as a ‘Flood Regulatory Area’ before the enactment of 1041 permitting in 1974, which makes the Gross Reservoir Expansion Project exempt from 1041 permitting. Because of this, Denver Water will continue our work with the County for an evaluation of the exemption to 1041 under state law that we believe applies to the construction of the project.
Regardless of the process, we remain committed to doing the right thing by the local community. We will continue working with the entire Boulder community to manage the temporary impacts that they will experience during the project , through extensive outreach, learning and collaboration to avoid and reduce effects to residents, the community and environment.”