Shadow Mountain/Grand Lake Connecting Channel reopens
November 16, 2010
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.