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Thornton Reservoir fills for the first time

December 10th, 2015

The Thornton Composite Reservoir is online and recently took on water for the first time while MWRD’s time-lapse camera was recording. A stormy Thanksgiving holiday resulted in 400 million gallons of combined sewage and stormwater flowing into the reservoir where the water level reached 17 feet. Though this is a lot of water, it’s only five percent of the reservoir’s 7.9 billion gallon capacity.

See the video from the MWRD’s Facebook page:

Gabriel toured the reservoir in June before it was completed as part of the MWRD’s flood management program.  See photos from our tour from this earlier blog post.

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