Phase 1 of feasibility study looks at new reservoir along river in county

Taylor Draw Dam, located about six miles east of Rangely, controls the water in Kenney Reservoir while also producing hydroelectric power. The two-mile reservoir is heavily silted and the eastern mile of the lake has almost been lost to water storage and recreation, bringing about the need for and the likelihood of a new reservoir along the river in Rio Blanco County 10 to 12 years down the road.

RBC I Phase 1 of the White River Storage Feasibility Study, released earlier this month, points to a new water storage reservoir within the Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District (RBWCD) sometime within 10 to 12 years.