Cory Gardner

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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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