Construction is under way on the Southern Delivery System (SDS), including at Pueblo Dam where the project begins. SDS is a regional project to transport water from the Arkansas River to the city of Colorado Springs, the Pueblo West Metropolitan District, the city of Fountain, and the Security Water District.
To keep the public safe during construction, river and trail access is closed on the north and south shores of the river near the Juniper Road Bridge upstream to the face of the dam. Park visitors are asked to please comply with informative signs advising recreationalists about the closure boundaries.
For your convenience, click here for a map of the closed area. River access and trail closures are in effect beginning in May 2011 and may last well into 2013. Visit www.SDSwater.org for the latest information.
Activities will be closely coordinated with State Parks, Colorado Division of Wildlife, and Bureau of Reclamation staffs to make sure the agencies and park patrons are kept informed about work activities. During these activities, environmentally responsible construction practices are being used to preserve watershed quality.
Please click here for the latest update on the SDS project at Lake Pueblo.
Please check back often for the latest updates on these and other projects.