Here’s the release from Fort Collins Utilities via the Fort Collins Coloradoan:
Fort Collins Utilities officials on Tuesday began using a new basin that will help remove sediment from Poudre River water before it hits the city’s water treatment facility.
The Pleasant Valley Presedimentation Basin was fast-tracked to address wildfire-related water quality issues that began last summer, according to a city release. While the Poudre River is experiencing normal runoff water quality, it’s expected that summer rainstorms in the High Park Fire burn area will cause increased sediment levels in the river water.
The basin was built adjacent to the Munroe Canal, north of the mouth of the Poudre Canyon.