9-16-13 Emergency Notification, Updated 9-18-13 and 9-20-13

September 16, 2013 by  
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DISTRICT WATER IS SAFE FOR CONSUMPTION.  NO CONTAMINATION HAS OCURRED.

9/18/13: Water may now be used normally as we do not anticipate an outage at this time.  Please continue to be conservative in your usage; the District’s conservation rates have not been changed.

9/20/13:  As of today, the pipe is not visibly broken.  It will be pressure tested prior to permanent road repairs.

The District’s main distribution line in Clear Creek County is still in danger of failure due to flooding and erosion, however, we have secured an alternative water source.
Clear Creek County and the District’s Contractors are working on the repair, which could take several weeks.  If the line is damaged, the District will initiate delivery of treated water to all of it’s customers from a neighboring District. We also have a buffer supply of stored treated water in the District’s 1 million gallon storage tank.
Since the damage is considered extensive and repairs could take several weeks to complete, the District has obtained an emergency supply of treated water from Evergreen Metropolitan District for the duration of the disruption to our distribution main, should it occur.  Thank you EMD!
Past cul-de-sac Beaver Brook Canyon 09-16-13

Dam Safety Sep. 12, 2013

September 12, 2013 by  
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Under the review of the State Engineer, Dam Safety Division, District Operation staff is checking all dams today and taking action if necessary.

John Roscoe Reservoir at Upper Beaver Brook was about 4-5 feet below spillway yesterday; today or tomorrow due to the past few days of heavy rain it may fill and begin spilling over, thus flowing into Lower Beaver Brook Reservoir, which is already (and often normally) at overflow.  Actions are being taken to try to reduce the lake level at Lower Beaver Brook, to better accommodate the Upper overflow when and if it occurs.  The spillway and Beaver Brook tributaries normally can handle very large amounts of flow.

Note that overflow is not the same as overtopping, which is not occurring.  Lookout Mountain Reservoir is well below capacity as has little natural inflow, so no issues are expected on Lookout Mountain.

Upper Beaver Brook on Sep. 6th, about 5′ below spillway.

Districts water rights have not been in priority all summer. 

Kickoff of Engineering for Upper Beaver Brook Enlargment

September 12, 2013 by  
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The District’s engineering consultants, GEI Consultants, Inc., led by Chad Masching, P.E., began work in August.  The project is expected to take 6 to 9 months prior to bidding and construction.  The goal of this project is to receive the permits necessary to be allowed to increase capacity by around 100 acre feet. This project has been in the making for a number of years, with former Board President John Roscoe, and we are delighted to see the kick-off, as well as the $125,000 grant funding match from State of Colorado.

Drilling rig taking core samples on dam Sep. at John Roscoe Reservoir at Upper Beaver Brook, Sep. 2013