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The Chatfield Reservoir Reallocation Project came about as the result of a growing demand for water in Colorado's Front Range area. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) determined Chatfield Reservoir can accommodate an additional 20,600 acre feet of water storage for water supply without compromising its flood control function. This additional storage space will be used by municipal and agricultural water providers to help meet the diverse needs of the state.

Project participants will undertake recreational modifications and environmental mitigations at Chatfield State Park to address the impacts of additional water storage. The links below provide information on the studies and plans conducted in preparation for the project, as well as the measures that will be taken to address the impacts.

How does it impact me?

The project will increase water storage for communities in the south Denver metro area and for agricultural producers along the South Platte River in northeast Colorado. This storage will help Colorado meet its projected water supply shortfall in years to come.

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Schedule / Construction Update

The Chatfield Storage Reallocation Project is now in the preliminary design stage for much of the environmental and recreational mitigation work.

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