Windy Gap Project to Move More West Slope Water to Front Range

Jun 5, 2017

The US Army Corps of Engineers gave the green light last month to a project that would divert more West Slope water to the Front Range. The Windy Gap Firming project was first conceived in 1970 and includes construction of a dam over 300 feet tall that will form the Chimney Hollow Reservoir near Carter Lake in Loveland.  KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Jim Pokrandt of the Colorado River Water Conservation District about the project and its implications for West Slope water users.

Site of future Chimney Hollow Dam, west of Loveland, CO. Engineers say, at about 360 feet high, it will be the tallest dam built in Colorado in about 50 years.
Credit Jeff Dahlstrom/Northern Water