Homestake Reservoir will get a makeover, reopen next year
Vail, CO Colorado
LEADVILLE – Homestake Reservoir, a cooperative venture between Colorado Spring Utilities and Aurora Water, is closed to the public until October 2013 due to rehabilitation work.
The reservoir, completed in 1968, has not required any substantial maintenance in almost 45 years. Resurfacing of the dam face and repairs to the outlet structures will ensure its continued safe operation well into the future. Admittance to Homestake Reservoir is closed below the East Fork Trailhead, just prior to the dam access road on Homestake Road.
Staff from the Homestake Project will be presenting on the history of Homestake, as well as impact of the reservoir rehabilitation work, at the Eagle River Watershed Council’s Water Wise Wednesday this week. The presentation will be at the Route 6 Cafe in Eagle-Vail at 5:30 p.m.