Public input sought on Gross Reservoir expansion

By Laura Snider Camera Staff Writer Denver Water plans to make up almost half of its projected water shortfall in 2030 with water conservation methods, which is laudable, according to Drew Peternell, director of Trout Unlimited's Colorado Water Project.

"I think Denver deserves credit for good conservation," he said. "But more can be done."

Peternell said Denver Water should look at other ways to meet its growing demand -- including more water-reuse projects and agriculture water-sharing arrangements -- before sucking more water out of tributaries to the Colorado Rivers, including the Fraser.

"The Fraser River is the river in Colorado that is the most heavily depleted," Peternell said. "It's just really beat up."