Shadow Mountain/Grand Lake Connecting Channel reopens | SkyHiNews.com

Shadow Mountain/Grand Lake Connecting Channel reopens

GRAND LAKE – The Shadow Mountain Connecting Channel between Shadow Mountain Reservoir and Grand Lake is open to boat traffic again starting this week.

The channel had been closed since early October for a rehabilitation project to increase the safety and efficiency of the 65-year-old structure.

Because most of the project work is completed, normal water operations have resumed.

Workers will continue paving and re-vegetation work through mid-November.

The channel is part of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project, which is owned by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and operated by Northern Water, a public agency created in 1937 to contract with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to build the Colorado-Big Thompson Project, which collects water on the West Slope and delivers it to the East Slope through a 13- mile tunnel that runs underneath Rocky Mountain National Park.

For more information, visit http://www.northernwater.org.

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