Daily Camera (Boulder)

Of­fi­cials ex­tend Gross Reser­voir re­view pe­riod

- Business · Boulder County · Boulder

Boul­der County will ex­tend a re­view pe­riod for the Gross Reser­voir & Dam Ex­pan­sion project un­til Nov. 13 to al­low more time for agen­cies and mem­bers of the pub­lic to look over ap­pli­ca­tion ma­te­ri­als.

The county’s Com­mu­nity Plan­ning & Per­mit­ting depart­ment re­ceived re­quests from re­fer­ral agen­cies to ex­tend the re­view pe­riod, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease.

If ap­proved, the ex­pan­sion would be the big­gest con­struc­tion project in Boul­der County his­tory, in­creas­ing the reser­voir’s ca­pac­ity by 77,000acre-feet of water and in­creas­ing its size by about 131 feet in height and 790 feet in length.

The project has been contested by res­i­dents and en­vi­ron­men­tal ad­vo­cacy groups. Den­ver Water, which owns and op­er­ates Gross, has main­tained that the or­ga­ni­za­tion is com­mit­ted to con­ser­va­tion and ef­fi­cient use and re­use of water.

In a news re­lease, Boul­der County of­fi­cials said while com­mu­nity mem­bers are strongly en­cour­aged to sub­mit com­ments be­fore Nov. 13, pub­lic com­ments will be ac­cepted through­out the re­view process and pub­lic hear­ing.

Com­ments can be sub­mit­ted at gross­reser­voir@boul­der­county.org.

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