Draining Antero Reservoir: Where will all that water go?
And 9 more facts about rehabbing Denver Water’s 100-year-old Antero Dam
This summer, Denver Water will empty Antero Reservoir to clear the way for significant repairs to the 100-year-old dam. Draining Antero is a major undertaking; the reservoir holds about 20,000 acre-feet of water, enough to supply approximately 50,000 households for one year in the Denver metro area. And such a project is bound to raise questions about the dam, the water supply and the impact on recreational fishing. Here are the answers to questions we thought Coloradans might ask:
1. So what’s wrong with the dam?
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