Denver Board of Water Commissioners Moffat Collection System Project (Gross Reservoir Expansion)

The Board of Water Commissioners for the City and County of Denver, also known as Denver Water Board (“DWB”) is in the process of trying to gain approval for a planned expansion of Gross Reservoir, known as the Moffat Collection System Project (the “Project”). DWB has applied for the required §Section 404 permit from the Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) and a hydropower license amendment with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”). The Corps has issued a final Environmental Impact Statement (“EIS”) under the National Environmental Policy Act for the Project but there has not yet been a Record of Decision issued.

Boulder County has not taken a position about the merits of the project but has filed extensive comments to draft EIS and final EIS, and stated in those comments that the County does not find the that the EIS has adequately addressed the myriad of impacts which will result to Boulder County and its citizens from the Project.

Staff from DWB and Boulder County considered an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) at their meeting on Wednesday, December 19, 2012. No decision was made on a possible IGA.

Please view the Staff Memo and Draft IGA for the December 20, 2012 hearing and news release from January 2013, or Denver Water Moffat Collection System Project for more information.

The full FEIS document and submitted comments can be found at: www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Missions/RegulatoryProgram/Colorado/EISMoffat.aspx

Information regarding this matter is also available for public examination at the Boulder County Land Use Department, 13th and Spruce, Boulder, Colorado, 303-441-3930.

Upcoming Public Hearings:

No meetings currently scheduled.

Past Public Hearings:

Board of County Commissioners: Public Hearing on the Gross Reservoir Expansion Final Environmental Impact Statement. Public testimony was taken. This hearing was webstreamed and archived.
Date: June 16, 2014
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Board of County Commissioners: Public Hearing on Proposed Draft Intergovernmental Agreement with the Denver Water Board concerning the Moffat Collection System Project and expansion of Gross Reservoir. No decision was made on a possible IGA. Public testimony was taken. View hearing summary or view an archived video of this hearing.
Date: January 7, 2013

Board of County Commissioners: Public Hearing on Proposed Draft Intergovernmental Agreement with the Denver Water Board concerning the Moffat Collection System Project and expansion of Gross Reservoir. Public testimony was taken. View an archived video of this hearing (scroll to event 24 in the video bookmarks menu).
Date: December 20, 2012 
Documents: Staff Memo and Draft IGA for December 20, 2012 hearing

Board of County Commissioners: Public Hearing on potential impacts and possible mitigation measures related to the proposed Moffat Collection System Project, September 12, 2011.

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