Gross Reservoir Expansion Project

The Gross Reservoir Expansion Project will undergo approximately three years of design followed by four years of construction.

Primary dam construction is anticipated to last two construction seasons, a total of 18 months. During this time, work at the construction site will often be 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The project involves the raising of the existing 340 foot tall Gross Dam by an additional 131 feet to create the new larger reservoir and additional storage. Based on the concept design, once complete, Gross Reservoir will be the tallest dam in Colorado and will contain about 1.5 million cubic yards of concrete, about half the volume of Hoover Dam.

Technically Speaking

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District Regulatory Branch, prepared an Environmental Impact Statement beginning in 2003 to analyze environmental effects of enlarging the existing Gross Reservoir (near Boulder, Colorado) to supply 18,000 acre-feet per year new firm yield of water to its Moffat Collection System. On July 6th 2017, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved Denver Water’s request to raise Gross Dam in Boulder County.

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Virtual Appointment Booking

Have you heard that the Gross Reservoir Expansion Project now offers virtual one-on-one appointments? Due to continued social distancing guidelines, we are not able to host our regular office hours at our public information yurt this year. However, we would still love...

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Notice of utility locate survey work on Gross Dam Road

Beginning May 25, Lamb-Star Engineering, LLC, through a subcontract with Stantec and Denver Water, as part of Stantec’s work on roadway design for safety improvements of Gross Dam Road will be completing utility location surveys along Gross Dam Road. This work will...

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