Aspen officials say city needs to sto...

Aspen officials say city needs to store 8,500 acre-feet of water as backup

In 1965, an engineer working for the city of Aspen selected this location, just below the confluence of East and West Maroon creeks, as the location f... The city of Aspen told the state late last week it will need 8,500 acre-feet of water storage in order to meet water demands in a hotter and drier world. The disclosure of how much water storage the city thinks it will need to store in 2065 came as part of a response the city provided Friday to state officials in water court, who were seeking a "substantive" written response by Dec. 29 from the city to issues raised about the potential Maroon Creek and Castle Creek reservoirs.

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