Gross Reservoir Expansion Project
It takes a long time to build a dam 471 feet high. A lot of other preparatory work is required such as quarrying and preparing the existing dam and foundation for the new dam.
The first planned work supporting the project consists of geotechnical drilling (summer 2018) and exploratory work in the Osprey Point Quarry starting after the reservoir is closed to boating for the season in October 2018. Next up, starting as early as 2019, is site development work and road improvements to the roads accessing Gross Dam. Principally, Denver Water is evaluating improvements and/or traffic control options for the intersection at SH72 and Gross Dam Road, and to Gross Dam Road itself.
Denver Water is committed to working closely with residents to ensure safety and open communication throughout construction.
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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...
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...
Sky-Hi News - July 31 - "Once Denver Water completes the Gross Reservoir expansion project, according to Bennett, 1,000 acre feet of water will become available for the process in the future." Read the full story...