Penley Dam Project update

From the Highland Ranch Herald (Rhonda Moore): Commissioners cited public safety and potential hazards among the reasons for their unanimous vote against Penley Reservoir. Their decision came after three nights and 11 hours of public hearings, where nearly 90 people spoke out against the proposal. Penley Water Company is seeking county permission to build a … Continue reading Penley Dam Project update

Proposed Penley Dam Project reservoir update

In November, residents in the Indian Creek area, near Sedalia, got together and organized an opposition group to Ventana Capital’s application for the Penley Dam Project, part of the proposed Penley Ranch development. The project’s effects on property values, aesthetics and possibly the flood plain were their main issues. [Note: I was mistaken about this … Continue reading Proposed Penley Dam Project reservoir update

Proposed Penley Dam Project reservoir update

From the Douglas County News Press (Rhonda Moore): The county planning staff recommends the county approve two options for the developer to choose from, one of which could result in construction of a 22,500 acre-foot water storage reservoir on nearly 430 acres. Neighbors decry the proposal, with concerns the dam poses a potential safety hazard … Continue reading Proposed Penley Dam Project reservoir update

Douglas County: Developers pull application for the proposed Penley Reservoir

From The Denver Post (Carlos Illescas): Douglas County attorney Lance Ingalls said the withdrawal of the application ends the process completely. If the developers decide to resume work toward approval of the project, it would require a completely new application, Ingalls said. It was not clear why Penley Water pulled the plug. Officials for Penley … Continue reading Douglas County: Developers pull application for the proposed Penley Reservoir

Penley Reservoir project update

From The Denver Post (Bruce Finley): On Tuesday, Penley Water Co. [Chris Fellows] called the reservoir essential for weaning Front Range suburbs from wells, which produce less and less water as underground aquifers are depleted. The proposed $105 million reservoir would inundate about 306 acres west of Sedalia and hold up to 22,500 acre-feet of … Continue reading Penley Reservoir project update

Sedalia: Proposed reservoir on Penley Ranch is attracting opposition

From 9News.com (Jeffrey Wolf/Matt Flener): Developers are looking to build a water reservoir on the 1,179-acre Penley Ranch in Douglas County near Sedalia along Colorado State Highway 67. The property is located near Jarre Canyon, and has long been a favorite view for nearby homeowners and those who have hunted and walked the land. Some … Continue reading Sedalia: Proposed reservoir on Penley Ranch is attracting opposition

Audubon lawsuit against Corp of Engineers now in front 10th Circuit panel

From Courthouse News (Amanda Pampuro): A 10th Circuit panel on Monday heard arguments on whether the Army Corps of Engineers incorrectly applied Clean Water Act standards only to mitigating environmental damages rather than to the entirety of a project to expand a Colorado reservoir… The Audubon Society of Greater Denver sued the Army Corps of … Continue reading Audubon lawsuit against Corp of Engineers now in front 10th Circuit panel