May 28, 2021 – TAP – Here’s what to expect when boating, paddleboarding on Denver Water reservoirs this summer.

“It’s important to remember that the primary purpose of our reservoirs is to store water for more than 1.5 million people in the metro area,” Ransom said. “Water levels can fluctuate depending on mountain runoff, downstream water rights and customer demand.” Denver Water’s reservoirs are all closed to swimming due to the cold temperatures of the water — often around 40 to 60 degrees. Denver Water also follows all boating safety regulations set by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the U.S. Coast Guard. This includes boat inspections for aquatic nuisance species.

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