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Cherry Creek Dam Water Control Plan
Cherry Creek Dam Water Control Plan Modifications Draft Report available for review and comment.

At Cherry Creek Dam, a Dam Safety Modification Study is underway to consider and assess options for reducing the potential for life loss and property damage from detailed risks associated with the dam. The most significant safety concern at Cherry Creek Dam is the potential for overtopping during an extreme precipitation event. Although the chances for overtopping and/or failure are extraordinarily low, should high operational releases or a dam failure occur, a high urgency for action exists because of the potential for impacts to a large population that includes much of downtown Denver. For the more than 200,000 people living within this area, the dam reduces flooding risks for locations that would be prone to regular flooding.

As part of the Study, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed the Cherry Creek Dam Water Control Plan Modification Draft Report. The report is available online for review. Comments will be accepted through November 18, 2016.  Please refer to the press release and study website for details.

Press release

Study website

Input on the Cherry Creek Water Control Plan Modification Report may be submitted via email to Katie Seefus or mailed to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District; CENWO-ED-HA; ATTN: Katie Seefus; 1616 Capitol Avenue; Omaha, NE 68102-4901. Comments must be postmarked or received by November 18, 2016.