Gardner Applauds Army Corps Approval of Chimney Hollow Reservoir

Washington, D.C. – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announcement that they have approved Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District’s Windy Gap Firming Project, which will allow for construction of Chimney Hollow Reservoir. During his time in the House of Representatives and since being elected to the U.S. Senate, Gardner has been a leading voice to move forward additional water storage projects in Northern Colorado – including Chimney Hollow Reservoir.


“I’ve been a major advocate on the federal level to get this water storage project approved as it will be able to hold water to serve more than 90,000 households,” said Gardner. “This project is a major component of Colorado’s long term water needs. Getting to this point has been years in the making, and it is hard to state just how important it is that Northern Water can finally move forward with construction.”


Initial phases of construction for the reservoir, which will be built southwest of Loveland in Larimer County, will likely begin in late 2018 or 2019. It will store approximately 90,000 acre-feet of water.


Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Budget Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy and Subcommittee on Energy.

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