TAP – November 8, 2021 – Project to raise dam will improve water reliability for more than 1.5 million people while benefiting the environment.

After nearly 20 years of preparations, the expansion of Gross Reservoir in Boulder County is moving ahead.

Last week, Denver Water took the final step necessary to proceed with the project after striking an agreement with Boulder County to take additional actions to offset impacts of the project.

The accord with Boulder County means Denver Water can proceed with the long-awaited project that will raise the dam, triple the reservoir capacity and mean far more water security for 1.5 million people in an era of more intense droughts, heavier rain events and earlier snowmelt – all driven by climate change.

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