Opposition to Denver’s plan to nearly triple Gross Reservoir in southwest Boulder County seems to be heating up.
To slake the thirst of its growing number of customers, Denver Water wants to raise Gross Reservoir’s dam by 125 feet, which would add 72,000 acre-feet of capacity to the reservoir’s existing 41,000 acre-feet of storage.
But for the bigger reservoir to be useful, it has to be filled with water. And that water would come from the already depleted (and, some would argue, over-appropriated) Colorado River watershed. Read more
Boulder seems hell-bent on being the first smart-grid city in America, and the Camera recently reported that Rep. Polis secured $500,000 for vehicle-to-grid tech in Boulder — another very interesting step toward the goal — that must now be approved by the Senate and the president.
But the largest city in the country may be taking notice. More after the jump. Read more