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The Glenwood Springs Water System Improvements Project: Turning a Disaster Into an Opportunity

The long-term impacts of wildfires are regularly felt in burn scar areas in the form of water quality events such as mudslides, flash floods, and more, which can overwhelm water intake systems for months, or even years after. After the 2020 Grizzly Creek Fire burned significant amounts of two of Glenwood Springs’ primary watersheds, the City of Glenwood Springs collaborated with Carollo to design and implement the Glenwood Springs Water System Improvements Project, including a new pre-sedimentation system inside No Name Cave to capture and remove bulky debris, as well as extensive upgrades at Red Mountain Water Treatment Plant.

Read more about the upgrades and improved resilience of the water system in Rocky Mountain Water