Wondering why you haven’t seen water in the Canal during the typical fall and spring flows? During the 2015 spring runoff, the historic diversion structure dating from the early 1880s was damaged beyond repair by high water. Denver Water has invested over $1,000,000 to repair this structure sending a clear signal to customers and the public that they intend to continue delivering water via the Canal in the near future.
Waterton Canyon remains closed to recreational use Monday through Friday but you can still visit on Saturday and Sundays. Denver Water expects that the diversion structure construction will be complete by the end of November allowing for a full reopening in December. This well maintained service road through the Canyon doubles as a canyon trail for bicyclists, equestrians and hikers and attracts over 100,000 visitors a year. The canyon is home to rattlesnakes, bighorn sheep, bears and more than 40 species of birds. For more information on Waterton Canyon, click here.
Town Hall and Visioning
September 20, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM OR
September 24, 12:30 to 2:00 PM
Thomas Jefferson High School
3950 S. Holly Street
Denver, CO 80237