Gross Reservoir Expansion Project

News and Updates

A gleaming gift to the great outdoors

July 29,2021 - TAP - Denver Water conveying stunningly scenic parcels to Forest Service as part of Gross Reservoir Expansion Project. Denver Water is in the process of conveying 539 acres of wetlands, meadows and forests in Gilpin County to the Forest Service to be...

Hot, dry conditions stressing Grand County waterways

July 1, 2021 - TAP - Denver Water cuts back on some of its West Slope supplies to help struggling streams. On June 5, the Colorado River District asked Denver Water for help after reporting extremely low water levels and critically high water temperatures on the...

Have fun, stay safe on the water

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....

Getting a (big) jump on a healthy environment

May 21, 2021 - TAP - Denver Water completing required stream and habitat improvements years ahead of final go-ahead for Gross Reservoir expansion. “Our No. 1 objective is to do right by our partners, by our customers and by the environment,” said Jeff Martin, project...

2020 Year-End Report

Last year was unique and required a lot of adaptation but we are proud of what we were able to progress throughout 2020. The 2020 Year-End Report can be viewed by clicking the image below.

Federal Lawsuit Dismissal Order

April 1, 2021 - Today’s decision is an important step. We will continue working earnestly through Boulder’s land-use process and look forward to beginning work on a project critical to water security for 1½ million people and to our many partners on the Front Range...

Osprey Point Closure

Nov. 30, 2020 - Beginning the week of Nov. 30, Denver Water will be performing a safety project at the Osprey Point boat ramp at Gross Reservoir. This project will remove unstable rock at the boat ramp to ensure a safe environment for the public and Denver Water...

Going electrofishing on the Fraser Flats

TAP - Nov. 20, 2020 - "The data from the fish surveys are shared with Learning By Doing, a unique partnership between East and West Slope organizations in Colorado that focuses on maintaining the aquatic environment in Grand County and improving conditions when...

Denver Water submits 1041 permit application with Boulder County

On Sept. 21, Denver Water submitted its 1041 permit application with Boulder County for the Gross Reservoir Expansion Project. The application document is available to view here. We look forward to Boulder County’s 1041 review of the Gross Reservoir expansion with...

Drilling tests to run Oct. 5-30

Beginning Monday, Oct. 5, Denver Water will begin a subsurface investigation that will involve drilling operations close to Osprey Point. This work will inform Denver Water on the suitability of the proposed Osprey Point quarry location for the Gross Reservoir...

Denver Water statement on seeking dismissal of its appeal of 1041 case

July 29, 2020 - A year ago, Denver Water submitted an application with Boulder County to begin the 1041 process related to the Gross Reservoir expansion. At the same time, we sought clarity in the courts on whether the expansion was subject to that process. Boulder...

Final federal approval secured for Gross Reservoir Expansion Project

DENVER — July 17, 2020 — Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ordered Denver Water to proceed with design and construction to expand Gross Reservoir in Boulder County. Seventeen years ago, Denver Water began the federal environmental permitting process that...

Virtual Appointment Booking

Have you heard that the Gross Reservoir Expansion Project now offers virtual one-on-one appointments? Due to continued social distancing guidelines, we are not able to host our regular office hours at our public information yurt this year. However, we would still love...

Notice of utility locate survey work on Gross Dam Road

Beginning May 25, Lamb-Star Engineering, LLC, through a subcontract with Stantec and Denver Water, as part of Stantec’s work on roadway design for safety improvements of Gross Dam Road will be completing utility location surveys along Gross Dam Road. This work will...

Former Gov. Endorses Gross Reservoir Expansion Project

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