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

Thank You Contractors!

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...

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Thank you Mountain Fest Organizers and Attendees

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...

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