Sunday, July 31, 2016

Dam Outlet

Dillon Dam is an important facility within Denver Water’s raw water storage reservoir system. Water stored in Dillon reservoir is distributed to Denver residents via the Robert’sTunnel and to water users on the western slope via the Blue River Outlet Works. The outlet works facility for Dillon Dam was first commissioned in 1964 which was comprised of a 15-foot diameter vertical shaft spillway referred to as the Glory Hole and one 15- foot horizontal slide gate that served as an isolation point between the reservoir and the four slide gates at the outlet works.In 2009 improvements to the Outlet Works facility were recommended and scheduled.