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Denver Urban Waterways Restoration Study

 

 

The Denver Urban Waterways Restoration Study is a study to identify restorative improvements to three major urban waterways — Harvard Gulch, Weir Gulch, and the South Platte River from 6th to 58th Avenues — in the City and County of Denver. Based on the availability of newer predictive computer models that can now more accurately determine flood risk and a heightened awareness of ecosystem health, sponsors are conducting a series of studies to reassess the condition of these waterways considering flood risk assessment, ecosystem health, and recreational opportunities.

The Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was released July 2, 2018.


Open Houses

Weir Gulch

Tuesday, July 31
5:30 - 7:30pm
Barnum Rec Center, 360 Hooker St.

Invitation (PDF - English)
Invitación (PDF - español)

 

South Platte River

Wednesday, August 1
5:30 - 7:30pm
REI, 1416 Platte St.

Invitation (PDF - English)
Invitación (PDF - español)

 

Harvard Gulch

Thursday, August 2
5:30 - 7:30pm
Porter Hospital, 2525 S Downing St.

Invitation (PDF - English)
Invitación (PDF - español)

 

Weir Gulch

water in Weir Gulch

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South Platte River

bridge over South Platte River

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Harvard Gulch

water in Harvard Gulch

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Study Updates

The study began in 2015 and is scheduled to continue through 2018. After several public meetings in 2015 and 2016, the USACE has prepared the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), released in July 2018.

Following the conclusion of the study, the City will begin work to secure funding for any future design or construction. No construction activity is expected before 2020 at the earliest.

The study is sponsored by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (UDFCD), City and County of Denver (CCD), and the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB).

The Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is expected to be released in Summer 2018. Three public meetings will be scheduled during the comment period. Details will be posted when events are confirmed; please check back regularly for updates.

Past Events and Open Houses

Contact

Study email: denverwaterways@denvergov.org

Phone: Call 311 and reference Denver Waterways.

Within Denver: Dial 3-1-1
Outside Denver: 720-913-1311
TTY Service: 720-913-8479