Friday, August 16, 2013
10 am – 4 pm
Independence Pass, east of Aspen
Meet at (lower) Lost Man Trailhead, mile marker 55?, Highway 82
Non-members: $30 / Members: $20
Learn firsthand how water is collected from the headwaters of the Roaring Fork River and diverted under the Continental Divide to Front Range cities and farms. Join Twin Lakes Reservoir & Canal Company staff and Roaring Fork Conservancy staff for this informative tour of the tunnels, dams and ditches that move water east. We’ll spend the first part of our tour seeing Lost Man Reservoir and the Roaring Fork collection dam & tunnel. Later, we’ll explore Grizzly Reservoir and the four mile long Twin Lake tunnel that brings 40% of the Roaring Fork River’s water above Aspen to the eastern slope. Bring a lunch and questions for our experts about the plumbing of the Roaring Fork headwaters. Please let us know if you have a high-clearance vehicle you can use to help us carpool up Lincoln Creek road six miles to Grizzly Reservoir.
Please dress appropriately; the tour will happen rain or shine. Registration is required at www.roaringfork.org. Please call (970) 927-1290 with questions.
Roaring Fork Conservancy is the community-supported watershed conservation organization for the Roaring Fork Valley that brings people together to protect our rivers. Celebrating over fifteen years of watershed conservation, Roaring Fork Conservancy focuses on keeping water in our rivers, keeping our rivers healthy, and keeping our riparian habitat intact. For more information call 927-1290 or visit www.roaringfork.org.