Public Hearing added for Denver Water's Moffat Collection Project
To meet future demands, Denver Water has proposed to develop 18,000 acre-feet per year of new water from the Upper Colorado River basin. Denver Water's prefered project, currently being evaluated by the Army Coprs of Engineers (ACOE), includes raising Gross Reservoir on South Boulder Creek in Boulder County to store an additional 72,000 acre-feet of water from the Fraser River and Upper Colorado basin.
AW is evaluating how severely the project will impact paddling opportunities in the Upper Colorado and Boulder Creek drainages.
For more info, attend the public hearings announced by the ACOE.
Oral and/or written comments may also be presented at any or all of the public hearings to be held at the following times and locations:
Tuesday, Dec 1, 2009, 6pm, Boulder Country Club, 7350 Clubhouse Rd, Boulder, CO
Wednesday, Dec 2, 2009, 6pm, Inn at SilverCreek, 62927 US Highway 40, Granby, CO
Thursday, Dec 3, 2009, 6pm, Doubletree Hotel, 3203 Quebec St, Denver, CO
NEWTuesday, December 8, 2009 4pm, Keystone Conference Center (0633 Tennis Club Road, Keystone, CO, 80435)
Public Hearing begins at 6:00 pm
An open house will be held at each public
hearing location at 4-6pm. This will allow the public an opportunity to review
information associated with the Draft EIS as well as ask questions of resource specialists
concerning the document. The open houses and public hearings will include a brief
formal presentation of the Moffat Collection System Project. Individuals intending to provide
oral comments must fill out a registration card at the door of the hearing rooms. Speakers
will be called to a podium to provide their comments. Each speaker will be given a period
of 3 minutes to present their comments on the Proposed Action and the Draft EIS as well as
identify issues and concerns. If comments cannot be completed in the 3-minute period,
speakers will be encouraged to provide them in writing.
Gross Reservoir (CO)
The City and County of Denver is looking to increase it's water supply, and has applied to both the US Army Corps of Engineers for a permit to enlarge Gross Reservoir, and FERC for a hydropower licens
Upper Colorado River (CO)
American Whitewater is working with various stakeholders to develop a resource management plan for the BLM, as an alternative to "Wild and Scenic River" management.