Gross Reservoir Expansion Project takes a giant step forward

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Mile High Water Talk

State certification moves this critical project closer to reality, and cooperation is the key.

By Matt Wittern

As a native Coloradan and lifelong flyfisherman, I’ve spent a good portion of my life trying to sell trout a line. I’ve encountered many frustrated fisherman in my day, and remember too many days when I’ve counted myself among them.

No matter what you hear or read about how to be successful in the sport — tippet size, line length, fly pattern, cast placement — success all comes down to one word: approach.

Gross Reservoir has a surface area of 418 acres. Once the Gross Reservoir Expansion Project is completed an additional 424 acres will be added to the reservoir’s surface area. Gross Reservoir, pictured here, has a surface area of 418 acres. Once the Gross Reservoir Expansion Project is completed an additional 424 acres will be added to the reservoir’s surface area.

And that same word, as It turns out, applies to how Denver Water recently secured Gov. John Hickenlooper’s endorsement and a state water quality certification for the proposed expansion…

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