Rueter-Hess Reservoir

December 24, 2009--What the state is studying... (Pueblo Chieftain)

The state is pondering proposed pipelines to move water from most areas of the state to the Front Range in an attempt to meet future water demands. Not all will be built, and none has been officially endorsed. Nevertheless, the Colorado Water Conservation Board looked at them in a preliminary report released last June.

November 10, 2009--Reservoir under construction south of Denver, but there's no water to hold (Denver Post)

An armada of giant yellow earthmovers on the prairie south of Denver is racing to dig one of Colorado's biggest water-supply reservoirs in decades — a hole 180 feet deep across 1,400 acres — designed to wean suburbs off waning aquifers. But the water to fill this reservoir? Not yet secured.


September 17, 2008--Water supply future brighter (Douglas County News Press)

A dream 25 years in the making is now a reality, and Douglas County’s once-tenuous future for water storage today looks a little brighter. Public officials, water suppliers and residents gathered at the Rueter-Hess Reservoir construction site Sept.


July 19, 2008--Water expansion builds worries for some (Rocky Mountain News)

Nearly $3 billion of ambitious new water projects along the Front Range are in various stages of launching - from completing a lengthy federal permitting process to actually breaking ground. The pending boom includes seven new or expanded reservoirs and at least one major pipeline.


May 12, 2008--Douglas to get water relief (Denver Post)

An expanded reservoir south of the city will be 50 percent larger than Cherry Creek Reservoir, help thirsty Douglas County residents whose wells are low and provide a place to fish and play. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently approved the Parker Water and Sanitation District's request to quadruple the size of the Rueter-Hess Reservoir near Parker.


CCWCD Annual Bus Tour--(Greeley, CO)

08/09/2007 7:30 am
08/09/2007 3:30 pm

Central Colorado Water Conservancy District annual bus tour to Rueter-Hess Reservoir and Chatfield Reservoir. For more information and/or to register call (970) 330-4540.


April 2, 2007--Reservoir on fast track (Denver Post)

The first new major Front Range reservoir in more than two decades, and the potential answer to much of south metro's growing thirst, is sailing toward reality.


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