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City asks voters to fund land for reservoir

Aug 29, 2017

The City of Aspen has water rights to build a reservoir at this site on Maroon Creek, but faces opposition in state water court.
Credit Brent Gardner-Smith/Aspen Journalism

City of Aspen staff is working to understand and prepare for future water needs. Part of that could mean a reservoir to store municipal water. The city also faces opposition from environmental groups and private landowners in state water court over its rights to build dams on Castle and Maroon Creeks.

Brent Gardner-Smith is executive director of Aspen Journalism and has been reporting on this issue for years. Elizabeth Stewart-Severy spoke with Gardner-Smith about developments in the city's water planning.