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November 13, 2020

Extension of referral period for Docket SI-20-0003: Gross Reservoir & Dam Expansion

The Director has granted an extension to the referral agency review period until December 17, 2020, at 4:30 p.m.


Boulder County, Colo. - The Boulder County Community Planning & Permitting Department received a request from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) requesting additional time to review the referral and to meet with Boulder County Transportation Staff regarding its referral for Docket SI-20-0003: Gross Reservoir & Dam Expansion. Article 8-508.C.1.b of the Boulder County Land Use Code allows the Director to grant an extension to the referral agency review period. The Director has granted an extension to the referral agency review period until December 17, 2020, at 4:30 p.m.

View the Extension of Referral Period memo.

The December 17, 2020 deadline is not a hard deadline for submission of public comment. While the County strongly encourages community members to submit comments by December 17, public comments will be accepted during the entire duration of the review process and related public hearing, and may be submitted by emailing grossreservoir@bouldercounty.org. Written comments are included in staff recommendation packets that are forwarded to the Planning Commission and the Board of County Commissioners. Community members will also have the opportunity to speak during the public comment portion of the Planning Commission and the Board of County Commissioners public hearings.

No public meetings or hearings are currently scheduled, but notices of future meetings or hearings will be sent to the Gross Reservoir Expansion Project news list (sign-up for email or text notices) and published as legal notices.

Background

The Board of Water Commissioners for the City and County of Denver, aka “Denver Water,” has applied for a planned expansion of the Gross Reservoir Dam in southwest Boulder County. The reservoir resides entirely in unincorporated Boulder County, where the County has land use planning jurisdiction.

More information can be viewed on the county’s Gross Reservoir Dam Expansion Proposal information webpage.

To receive notices about the Gross Reservoir project from Denver Water, look for the “Sign Up for Email Updates” option at the bottom of the page on the Gross Reservoir project website. All notices of meetings, minutes, and updates on the proposed project (also known as the “Moffat Collection System Project”) can be found on Denver Water’s website at https://grossreservoir.org/.

Photo of the dam at Gross