Gabriel Environment Blog

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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