From The Denver Post (Joe Vaccarelli):
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the city of Denver and other local agencies will be spending the next few years exploring ways to improve the South Platte River, Harvard Gulch and Weir Gulch as part of a comprehensive plan for the waterways.
The Urban Waterways Restoration Study will look into improving the ecosystem, reduce flood risk and adding recreational opportunities at all three sites. The South Platte will be studied between Sixth and 58th avenues.
“It’s a huge coordinated effort,” said Selena Klosowski, project manager for the Urban Waterways Restoration Study with Denver Public Works.
Weir Gulch runs into the South Platte River and generally ranges from 10th Avenue to Jewell Avenue and west to Alameda Parkway. The Harvard Gulch watershed is bounded by the South Platte to the west, Interstate 25 to the east and Evans Avenue to Mansfield Avenue.
Other local entities involved with the study include the Colorado Water Conservation Board and the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District.
Residents will have an opportunity to learn more about the study and give feedback at three upcoming meetings. Three more meetings are coming in the fall, and another one in the spring of 2016. All meetings will have translators present for non-English speakers. The study should be complete by spring or early summer 2017.
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