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Gross Reservoir Community Survey
Top of Gross Reservoir Dam

Gross Reservoir Land Preservation Survey

Purpose

In April and May of 2024, Boulder County sought Gross Reservoir community input on how a portion of the Denver Water vs. Boulder County Settlement Agreement should be spent. Part of the Settlement Agreement (Section 5.1, Land Preservation) provides $5.1 million for the purchase of land in Boulder County that can be used for a variety of purposes (defined in the survey).

Survey Purpose

The purpose of the survey was to gather input from Boulder County residents impacted by the Denver Water Gross Reservoir Expansion Project. Peak Facilitation Group, a neutral third party, conducted the survey and analyzed the results on Boulder County’s behalf. Survey results were shared with Boulder County and members of the public in aggregate form.

Survey Results

Boulder County staff from Parks & Open Space and the Commissioners’ Office presented the Gross Reservoir Community Land Preservation Survey Results at community meetings on Saturday, May 18 (Virtual – Meeting Recording: boco.org/GrossReservoirCommunityMeeting) and Tuesday, May 21 (In Person at the Nederland Public Library):

Next Steps

The Boulder County Commissioners will determine how to use the funds after reviewing input provided by the Gross Reservoir community. Timeframe: Summer 2024.

See Gross Reservoir Impact Mitigation Fund webpage for background history and information about the fund.

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