Reflection: Gross Reservoir

On June 7th we visited the Gross Reservoir and discussed the controversial proposal for the reservoir to raise the dam height by 125 ft. The city of Denver proposed this plan as a way to collect more water as a backup of sorts, to ensure the growing population’s water needs can be met. The plan is to bring water from the other side of the Rockies, over to the reservoir. The opposing argument is that instead of providing more water, the city of Denver needs to implement a water saving strategy, and be more efficient. The argument in favor of the proposal says that the water is needed to support Denver’s growing economy, and would be a great backup if a backup is needed. We still have much to hear from both sides of the argument, and hopefully thus providing an opinion that we can better provide.

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