Gross Reservoir closed to recreation
Roads leading to reservoir damaged by recent flooding; safety concerns in the area
Boulder, Colo. — Sept. 18, 2013 — In the interest of public safety, Gross Reservoir is closed to the public while Denver Water works to repair the access roads, which were damaged by the recent flooding.
“Safety is our number one priority. We are closing the reservoir because it currently is not safe for recreation and the area roads are too dangerous,” said Tom Roode, director of operations and maintenance for Denver Water. “We also know how important Gross Dam Road is to the local community, and closing the reservoir to recreation will allow us to expedite the repairs and help alleviate some of their transportation issues.”
Many roads are damaged in the area, including Gross Dam Road (pictured below). Once Gross Dam Road is repaired, it will reopen for local community access to facilitate transportation needs as the community rebuilds.
There is no estimate on when Gross Reservoir will reopen for recreational use, which includes fishing and hiking. Boating season typically ends Sept. 30, but the reservoir will be closed to boating for the remainder of the year.
To read more about how Denver Water has been impacted by the rain and flooding, click here.