The Chatfield Environmental Pool Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) refer specifically to funding for the 500-acre feet (AF) of water storage being secured through the combined efforts of The Greenway Foundation and Denver Water. Denver Water put forward a challenge to The Greenway Foundation to obtain the needed funding for 250 AF of the overall 500 AF, which has been met. Denver Water will provide the funding for the final 250 AF.
May 10, 2017
At least 1600 acre feet of the added water storage space in Chatfield Reservoir will be dedicated to an environmental pool. This includes 1000 acre feet acquired and controlled by CPW and 600 acre feet acquired by the State. Additional space may be added to the Environmental Pool if the State has additional shares or Central Colorado Water Conservancy District (Central) makes additional space available for use within the Environmental Pool based on future negotiations. The 1000 acre feet controlled by CPW will be filled under Central’s 1983 water right. Watch this space for more news on the Environmental Pool.