AWRA Colorado Section Presents
Tuesday January 30, 2018
Windy Gap Firming Project
The WGFP is a regional raw water supply project for northern Colorado and considered critical infrastructure to meet the growing water demand for communities in northern Colorado. The goal of the WGFP is to build dedicated storage for the existing Windy Gap water rights and provide 30,000 acre feet of firm yield to twelve northern Colorado participants in the Project. The Chimney Hollow Reservoir is the primary component of the WGFP. Permitting began in 2004 and through extensive collaboration with project stakeholders, the final federal permit was received in 2017.
Chimney Hollow Dam will be 350 feet tall rockfill dam and impound 90,000 acre feet of water delivered via Colorado-Big Thompson (C-BT) Project facilities. Chimney Hollow Dam is currently in the design phase, which should be complete in mid-2018. Construction of the project is expected to begin in early 2019. The estimated construction period is four years and the estimated inclusive program costs for the project are nearly $500,000,000. Notably, the Chimney Hollow Dam will be the tallest dam in the Colorado front range and one of the first hydraulic asphaltic concrete core dams constructed in the United States.
Joe Donnelly, P.E., Deputy Project Manager at Northern Water
Joe Donnelly is the deputy project manager for the Windy Gap Firming Project (WGFP), sponsored by the Municipal Subdistrict, Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District. He is a professional engineer who has spent his entire 18 year career working on design and construction of water resources project. Joe has a Bachelor’s degree in civil Engineer and a Masters of Science in water resources, both from Colorado State University ‘the Harvard of the Rockies.’ Joe will provide a comprehensive overview of the WGFP program from long-term planning and permitting through design and construction of the large water development project.
|Brown Bag Lunch and Networking at 12:00,
Program at 12:15
Location: Leonard Rice Engineers
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