RUETER-HESS RESERVOIR PARKER, CASTLE PINES and CASTLE ROCK, COLORADO

Reuter-Hess Reservoir Aerial View

Reuter-Hess Reservoir Aerial View

Rueter-Hess Reservoir Aerial Views

Here’s a quick fact sheet:

  • Planning for the project started almost 30 years ago.
  • Permitting of the original project (120 foot tall dam impounding 16,200 Acre feet of water) began in 1999.
  • Approval of the original project was granted in 2004.
  • Construction on the original project started in September 2004.
  • Approval for the enlarged project 184 foot tall dam impounding 72,000 Acre feet of water was granted in April of 2008.
  • Construction of the enlarged project began in September of 2008.
  • Completion of the project is anticipated in spring of 2012.
  • By the time the project is complete:
  • 15,000,000 cubic yards of earth will have been placed in the dam.
  • 30,000 cubic yards of concrete will have been placed.
  • 5,600 tons of steel will have be used.
  • The final reservoir has a capacity of 72,000 Acre feet of water which equates to 23,461,200,000 gallons of water.
  • The surface area of the filled reservoir will be 1,200 Acres or 1.5 times thesiz Creek Reservoir.
  • The deepest point the reservoir will be 184 feet below the surface.
  • There will be over 14 of shoreline.
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2 Responses to RUETER-HESS RESERVOIR PARKER, CASTLE PINES and CASTLE ROCK, COLORADO

  1. Jim says:

    There will be 14 ?????? of shoreline? The surface area of the filled reservoir will be 1,200 Acres or 1.5 times thesiz Creek Reservoir. ???? 1.5 times thesiz Creek Reservoir ???????? WHAT? As this article has been out for over two years why hasn’t it been corrected? Doesn’t anyone give a damn? What are the true facts? 14 miles of shoreline! 1.5 times the size of Cherry Creek reservoir

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