Boulder County Residents
We'll be the hardest hit by this project. Not only will we deal with an increase in traffic from construction (Denver Water estimates large trucks and machinery will make up to 98 trips per day on our roads), but there's a big risk heavy metals will leach into our water table, including into South Boulder Creek, which will affect our health and safety.
Boulder County Businesses
The increased traffic and congestion on our roadways will impact our local businesses by making it harder to get deliveries and shipments on time, hurting your bottom line.
Anglers and Boaters
The South Shore recreation area will be closed for recreational activities such as boating, kayaking, and fishing for at least the 7 years of construction.
Hikers & Bikers
While construction is in progress (for at least seven years), hiking and cycling access to the trails around the reservoir will be heavily restricted.
Fish and Wildlife
This project could be disastrous for the fish who call our reservoir and rivers home. Not only will it increase mercury levels, but it will decimate our fish population for years to come.