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“Powerless” against Denver Water, Boulder County OKs deal to triple size of Gross Reservoir

The Boulder County Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a settlement allowing Denver Water to expand the dam and pool at Gross Reservoir, despite vocal opposition from some residents, after a $10 million mitigation deal was sweetened by $2.5 million to soften construction impacts for neighbors. Denver Water is likely to vote Wednesday to approve a […]

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Boulder County nears $10 million deal to step out of Denver’s way on Gross Reservoir expansion

Boulder County is poised to accept $10 million in mitigation from Denver Water in exchange for stepping out of the way of the controversial Gross Reservoir expansion, though environmental opponents say county leaders took a cheap deal and they will continue their fight.  Boulder County’s commissioners will vote Tuesday on the settlement, which has Denver […]

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Boulder County puts review of Gross Reservoir expansion on hold

BOULDER — Boulder County has suspended consideration of a permit needed for a long-sought reservoir expansion by Denver Water until a federal court hears a lawsuit filed by the utility that alleges the county is stalling on the permit and jeopardizing the project. The county on Tuesday said it had agreed to a Denver Water […]

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Denver Water sues Boulder County, says slow walk of Gross Reservoir decisions threaten federal permits

Denver Water sued Boulder County in federal court Tuesday saying county officials are slow-walking decisions on plans to expand Gross Reservoir, threatening crucial federal permits and construction timelines.  Denver is essentially telling Boulder County to hurry up and say “no” to the raising of the existing dam and water pool, noting that two of the […]

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Colorado’s latest proposal to divert water from the Western Slope is a complex, disputed set of pipes

CHIMNEY HOLLOW — Sometime in the middle of next year, if Northern Water gets its way, the bulldozers will start piling earth and rock 25 stories high to plug this dry basin southwest of Loveland forever.  Four miles to the south, they’ll build another dam to keep their newly-made bathtub from leaking out the back […]