Here’s a video with W.D. Farr explaining the origins of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project. Thanks to Greeley Water for posting the video.
Next year is the 75th anniversary of the 1937 act that established the water conservancy districts and the Colorado Water Conservation Board.
Farr explains that Congressman Taylor would not support the project unless Green Mountain Reservoir — for west slope supplies — was built first.
“The biggest cloud of dust I ever saw came out of that tunnel [Adams Tunnel],” Farr says, “I never saw men so happy in my life.”
More Colorado-Big Thompson Project coverage here.