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South Platte River

South Platte River is one of the three waterways being studied as part of the Denver Urban Waterways Restoration Study. The study sponsors include the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (UDFCD), the City and County of Denver (CCD) and the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB). The study area for the South Platte River includes 6th Avenue to 58th Avenue. The study will identify cost-effective plans to restore habitat and ecological function, reduce flood risks, and improve recreation.

South Platte River Study Key Goals

  • Primary Goal: Restore ecosystem habitat
  • Secondary Goal: Flood risk management
  • Complementary Goal: Improve access to recreation and Provide environmental education opportunities

The Denver Urban Waterways Restoration Study will develop an understanding of existing conditions, evaluate a broad range of options, and select a preferred plan based on benefits and costs.

The study began in early 2015. Completion is anticipated in early to mid 2017.

 
Study Updates

The study team has completed two rounds of public meetings for the Feasibility Study. In the first round of meetings, in Fall 2015, we gathered information about existing conditions at the waterways from local businesses, residents, and recreational users. During the second round, in Jan/Feb of 2016, the public had the opportunity to review and give feedback on the recommendations for each of the waterways. 

Public Release of the Draft Feasibility Study is tentatively scheduled to be in early 2018.

Check back for information about the next round of public meetings.