Why it's important
Antero Dam is fully operational, but it’s old. The dam has been in service for more than 100 years, and this rehab project helps ensure the dam can operate for another 100 years. That meant a big, but necessary, project to bring the dam more in line with current standards of engineering and safety.
How it impacts recreation
Anglers and campers can rejoice, because the reservoir, popular recreation spot, reopened for camping and modified fishing on June 5. Recreationists should still expect to see construction activity on the south side of the reservoir as Denver Water works on the final phase of the dam rehabilitation project.