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 environment better off in the future. Delaying this project actually delays environmental benefits, including 1,000 acre-feet of water for rivers and streams in Grand County and an environmental pool with 5,000 acre-feet of water for South Boulder Creek. Denver Water is providing more than $20 million, water management and action that will result in myriad stream health and habitat improvements. We’re proud that this project will help us achieve our goals of providing a secure water supply for our customers in the most environmentally sustainable way possible.”