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Fort Collins Utilities es una empresa proveedora de servicios públicos residenciales y comerciales con igualdad de oportunidad. No discriminamos en los términos, las condiciones o la provisión de servicios en base a raza, color, religión, sexo, discapacidad, estatus familiar o nacionalidad de origen.

Halligan Reservoir Enlargement


In September 2003, Fort Collins City Council adopted the Water Supply and Demand Management Policy. This process identified a need for additional long-term water storage. Capturing surplus water during wet and average years allows for a supply that can then be used during drought periods or times of increased need.

In 2006, the cities of Fort Collins and Greeley entered the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) permitting process with the intent to enlarge Halligan Reservoir (owned by Fort Collins) and Seaman Reservoir (owned by Greeley). This process is estimated to take at least 10 years. Greeley and Fort Collins, with the support of North Poudre Irrigation Company (NPIC), are seeking two individual permits to enlarge Halligan and Seaman reservoirs. Since both reservoirs impact the North Fork of the Poudre River, one environmental impact statement will evaluate environmental effects of the two enlargement projects.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will decide if permits are issued for both reservoir enlargement projects. Fort Collins City Council will ultimately decide if Halligan Reservoir will be enlarged.

The project is necessary to help meet the future water needs for Fort Collins. Careful planning and analysis determined enlarging Halligan and Seaman reservoirs is the most cost-effective solution and may have less environmental impact compared to other options.

Learn more about the Halligan-Seaman Project.