Gross Reservoir Expansion Project

News and Updates

Indoor ‘waterfall’ puts water to the test at CSU

TAP - October 2, 2019 - “It’s a fun job and also extremely important to the communities where these structures are built,” said Chris Thornton, director of the Colorado State University Hydraulics Laboratory. “Our job is to provide designers with information to make...

Beautiful weather and great cookout!

On Saturday, September 28 Denver Water hosted the fifth community cookout at the Gross Reservoir Expansion Project public information yurt. We enjoyed meeting new visitors to the yurt and were happy to see some returning guests to hear about the latest project...

Community cookout this Saturday, Sept. 28

To celebrate another great summer of outreach and relationship building, the Gross Reservoir Expansion Project team is hosting a community cookout on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. located at the public information yurt, just up the fill from our...

Gross Dam spillway design being put to the test by CSU civil engineers

CSU College News - Sept. 24, 2019 - "CSU engineers are applying their hydraulics expertise to help verify key design and functionality aspects of the spillway, part of the public utility’s planned upgrade to Gross Dam. The reservoir impounded by Gross Dam provides...

Colorado’s tale of two seasons

TAP - September 19,2019 - "When the Gross Reservoir Expansion Project — which is in the final stages of approval after 15 years of permitting — is done, Denver Water will have more flexibility throughout its system to react to year-to-year changes in snowpack levels,...

Denver Water hires contractor for Gross Reservoir Expansion Project

HydroWorld.com – July 11, 2019 – “This is a major milestone in our 16-year effort to expand Gross Reservoir, as its original designers intended decades ago, to ensure a more reliable water supply in a future marked by greater uncertainty in weather patterns,” said...

Daily Camera: Gross Reservoir expansion makes sense

June 22, 2019 - "But a dispassionate consideration of the project leads to the conclusion that Denver Water’s plan to expand Gross Reservoir is a reasonable and responsible measure, provided the utility proceeds with the utmost sensitivity to the residents who would...

Request for proposals: fish passage design services

April 30, 2019 - Learning By Doing is soliciting proposals from qualified firms for design services to improve fish passage at an existing rock weir diversion structure and to install a new fish screen on the adjacent diversion ditch.  The project is located on the...

Carroll: A drought will come again

Denver Post – "Those still wedded to an image of the big city plundering water from the West Slope without regard to consequences are embarrassingly out of date. And after more than three decades of talking about an expansion of Gross reservoir, it’s finally time to...

Project related activities

April 18, 2019 – Denver Water will have contractor crews at the intersection of State Highway 72 and Gross Dam Road on Friday, April 19 performing geotechnical investigation activities. This work is necessary for the design of safety related roadway improvements for...

A statement from the CEO/Manager

Below is a statement from Denver Water CEO/Manager Jim Lochhead regarding the April 11 complaint filed in District Court on the zoned land use exemption: Our commitment to the community has been demonstrated from the beginning when we intentionally and explicitly...

Collaboration works for 21st century Denver Water

Colorado Central Magazine - April 1, 2019 - "Commissioners from Grand County showed up at a noisy Boulder County commissioners’ hearing on a West Slope-to-East Slope transmountain water diversion project – to testify on behalf of the project." Read the full story...

Leaning In To The Challenge Of Climate Change

Water Online - April 2, 2019 - "Under the Colorado River Cooperative Agreement, the flexibility that comes with more storage in Gross also ensures Denver Water can support stream flows in the Fraser River and other high elevation West Slope streams in drier years..."...

When east meets west over water resources

Winter Park Times - March 14, 2019 - "The goal of Learning By Doing is to restore or enhance the condition of the river health in Grand County through projects and improved communication between the partners. LBD is not supposed to be effective until permits for...

Gross Reservoir expansion goes under review

The Mountain Ear - March 19, 2019 - "We’re looking for opportunities to improve the environment and serve our customers,” King said. Read the full story here.

Former Gov. Endorses Gross Reservoir Expansion Project

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