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Lake: Gross Reservoir

Why are electric motors not allowed at Gross?

Post By: NCourt2      Posted: 6/21/2020 2:29:45 AM     Points: 308    
I'm curious to understand what the reasons are for not allowing electric motors at Gross Reservoir. Many of the other metro drinking reservoirs don't permit gas engines but permit electric motors. It can't be a safety issue, particularly in light of the many people there on paddle boards having regular body contact with the water. It certainly seems more than large enough to permit electric motors. I have no issue with the rule against gas motors but I'm struggling to understand the reasoning to not allow electric motors. Thanks in advance.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 6/21/2020 3:56:57 AM     Points: 8568    
A lost deep cycle battery can mess the water up? Its Denver water board and they do what they want. ,. . .
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: 6/21/2020 4:36:09 AM     Points: 59193    
Denver water. When it comes to them. I think we're lucky we can use the lakes at all.
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: 6/21/2020 9:14:56 AM     Points: 2419    
What you say is true Goose...Denver Water has some odd outlooks on their impoundments. At least we are still able to fish places like Gross and others.
I would hate to have it otherwise!
 Reply by: KayakerFishfinder      Posted: 6/21/2020 6:35:07 PM     Points: 17059    
Denver water wouldn’t even allow carryon boats if they had a choice on Gross. The federal government forced them to allow hand carry boats as a condition to installing the power plant on the dam in 2006.
 Reply by: KayakerFishfinder      Posted: 6/21/2020 6:41:27 PM     Points: 17059    
Next question is

Why no boating or ice fishing is allowed on Barker Reservoir?

The only answer I have found is that the mountain lakes are too dangerous to allow any boating on the lake. So they don’t allow it.
 Reply by: 3wayfisha      Posted: 6/21/2020 7:58:03 PM     Points: 268    
im so glad no boating or ice fishing on barker res..that lake gets absolutely pounded...used to fish it a ton in college multiple times a week..imo state would have to stock sooo much more there to keep fish in the res if they allowed ice fishing or boats
 Reply by: NCourt2      Posted: 6/21/2020 11:01:40 PM     Points: 308    
Thanks, everyone for the feedback.