Storage Recovery Study

Pueblo Reservoir opened in 1975 and has been a wonderful amenity for all of Southeastern Colorado. Not only is it the terminal storage for Fryingpan-Arkansas Project water, but it provides a quality recreation experience for boaters from all over the country. Like any reservoir, it is prone to sedimentation. This sedimentation could affect storage before the end of this century, so the Southeastern District and Bureau of Reclamation have proactively undertaken a study to find ways to prevent future losses and to recover storage that has already been lost.

The District completed Phases I & II of this study in 2020 and 2021.

Phase III of the study will begin in 2023. The District has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) until April 24, 2023, for a Tributary Risk Assessment, sediment source sample analysis,  future sediment source control alternatives analysis and analysis of reservoir modifications to recover storage. 

The complete RFP is under the tab below. 



 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS for FRYINGPAN-ARKANSAS                                                                   Recovery of Storage Study Phase III, April 3, 2023



For more information, contact:

Chris Woodka 
Senior Policy and Issues Manager 
31717 United Avenue, Pueblo, CO 81001