Gross Reservoir Expansion Project

News and Updates

Breathtaking work nearly 300 feet underwater

August 23, 2021 - TAP - Major project replacing large debris grate at Gross Dam requires experts in the harrowing field of saturation diving. Raitt stresses the project is wholly unrelated to the planned expansion of Gross Reservoir. It would be happening regardless...

All the ways we save (It’s not just shorter showers!)

August 6, 2021 - TAP There are a few things many customers might know about Denver Water’s efforts to use water efficiently. There was that fun and flashy and very effective 10-year “Use Only What You Need” campaign that cut per person water use by 22%. Denver Water...

Could Colorado cities save enough water to stop building dams?

Aug. 6, 2021 - Colorado Sun - Conservation groups want more “cash for grass” and other plans to acquire new water by saving it. But Denver and Aurora, among others, say there’s only so much to cut before a new dam is needed. Denver Water, serving 1.5 million customers...

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...

Former Gov. Endorses Gross Reservoir Expansion Project

Virtual Flyover

Sign up for Email Updates