Filling the Reservoir

May 2015 Snowstorm
The May 2015 snowstorm brought much needed water to the state and to Parker. The video below shows Parker Water & Sanitation District's Cherry Creek Diversion Structure and the holding pond overflowing with water. The Diversion Structure carries water from Cherry Creek to Rueter-Hess Reservoir, where the video shows water flowing into the reservoir at over 32,000 gallons per minute.

The video below was taken on May 11th, the Monday after the weekend's snowfall.
1st Water Pumped to Rueter-Hess Reservoir

On May 12, 2011, the first water was pumped to Rueter-Hess Reservoir.

Water was pumped from Cherry Creek, near Stroh Road and Motsenbocker. The video below shows the outfall from the Parker Water & Sanitation District's Cherry Creek Diversion Structure at a flow of about 35,000 gallons per minute (78CFS).  Click here to find out how much water is in the reservoir today.