The City has a projected shortfall of 2,550 acre feet to meet the needs of the citizens in 2065. To fill the gap the City is pursuing several sources of water supplies: a) participating in the Denver Water Gross Reservoir expansion project, b) purchase of agricultural water rights which are then converted to municipal use, and c) the construction of a future water storage reservoir. Progress is measured over years.
Water is a critical element necessary to allow development to occur within the City.
The successful conclusion of the City's water rights change cases resulted in an additional 750 acre feet of firm yield to the City's water supplies. Two additional projects are needed to meet full development of the City; the Denver Water Gross Reservoir expansion program, and the building of Hwy 93 Lakes storage reservoir. Both are multi-year projects requiring multi-million dollar investments.
The Water Supply and Demand Study completed in 2015.