Gross Reservoir Expansion Project

Our highest responsibility remains to serve 1.4 million people today and a growing population in the future. We strive to do so while minimizing our environmental footprint and working collaboratively with our neighbors to protect and enhance supplies for agriculture, riparian habitat, stream health and many other needs.To protect our watersheds and endangered species, Denver Water is:

  • Providing $16.5 million for the From Forests to Faucets partnership, to be matched by the U.S. Forest Service (total of $33 million), for forest health initiatives in our watersheds.
  • A leader in the Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program, a strong coalition of states, agencies and environmental groups cooperating in the restoration of habitat for the humpback chub, Colorado pike minnow and other fish species.
  • A leader in the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program, combining multiple resources to restore and protect habitat for the whooping crane and other endangered species.

Latest News / Blog

Restored stretch of Fraser River opens for public fishing

Denver Water Tap - May 21, 2018 - “Since the changes were made to the river in September 2017, we saw the number of fish increase four times,” said Jon Ewert, an aquatic biologist with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “We’re also seeing more adult fish compared to what we...

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Design Build RFP for Williams Fork River Restoration Project

Denver Water is soliciting proposals from qualified firms for Design Build of the Williams Fork River Restoration Project in Grand County, Colorado, which will include the following major components: • Project management and permits. • River restoration design. •...

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