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Two-Week Construction Look-Ahead (October 24 - November 6, 2021)

Updated: Oct 26

  • Demolition will continue on portions of the existing concrete spillway crest and approach structures.

  • Construction materials will continue to be stored at the toe of the dam and at the staging area off of Highway 9 next to the reservoir.

  • The Contractor will begin cleaning up the site and preparing to shut down for the winter.

Reservoir Levels and Groundwater Level Monitoring

  • The Town of Breckenridge has installed 6 temporary monitoring wells around the reservoir within 350 feet of the reservoir edge to monitor changes in groundwater levels before, during, and after the drawdown periods. Groundwater levels in some wells have been lower in response to the reservoir drawdown. A plot showing groundwater elevations in these wells and the reservoir surface elevation, and a map showing the well locations can both be found in the “Reservoir and Groundwater Levels” section of this website. Information about projected impacts to residential water wells can be found in the “Private Well Info” section of this website.

  • The Town and Contractor will finish re-filling the reservoir in the next two weeks.

Reservoir Neighbor Outreach and Assistance

  • The Town has identified those neighbors with the greatest possibility of experiencing a disruption of well water supply during the reservoir drawdown based on their proximity to the reservoir and the depth of their wells. Letters, flyers, emails, and phone calls went out to those neighbors in June-July to acquaint them with the measures the Town has prepared to assist them with their water supply if necessary.

  • There is a smaller possibility that additional properties located within 350 feet of the reservoir may experience a disruption in their well water supply during the drawdown period. If you experience a disruption in your well water supply, please contact the Town at 970-453-3170 or

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