Wildlife officials taking comment on dam proposal
DENVER (AP) – Colorado wildlife commissioners want to hear from the public on a proposal by Denver’s water utility to enlarge Gross Reservoir in Boulder County.
Denver Water has said that even after additional conservation efforts, it projects it will have an annual shortage in supply of about 18,000 acre-feet of water by 2030. One acre-foot can supply about two single-family households for a year.
It wants to raise the height of Gross Reservoir so it could store an extra 72,000 acre-feet of water diverted from the Fraser and Williams Fork river systems.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing a final environmental impact statement on the proposal.
Colorado wildlife commissioners plan to hear public comments on the proposal Jan. 20.
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