Northglenn faces damages to water gates on Berthoud Pass

Luke Zarzecki
lzarzecki@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 7/7/22

Vandalism to a set of water gates on a Northglenn-owned ditch in Grand County could have been costly for residents if city employees didn't discover the problem.

Northglenn city staff noted a …

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Northglenn faces damages to water gates on Berthoud Pass

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Vandalism to a set of water gates on a Northglenn-owned ditch in Grand County could have been costly for residents if city employees didn't discover the problem.

Northglenn city staff noted a sudden decrease in water flow into city reservoirs June 21. Upon investigating, they discovered that four water diversion gates on Berthoud Pass were damaged, vandalized or destroyed. 

According to a news release from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, Northglenn has water rights to a ditch on Berthoud Pass located in Grand County that diverts water to the city. 

Diana Wilson, a spokesperson for Northglenn, said the vandals took off parts and bent them. 

“We’re lucky that (city staff) caught it early,” she said. 

If they didn’t, that could have meant monumental losses for the city. Even so, the damages are coined to be about $50,000 and may rise due to supply chain shortages. It will take about six months to repair. 

“That water source is easily worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to the city,” she said. 

If the city did not notice the decrease in water in time, that could have meant decreased irrigation and lower water storage in Standley Lake. Though, Wilson reassured the city that it is fine due to their early catch. 

Grand County Sheriff’s Office does not have a suspect at this time and the District Attorney has not filed any charges. 

Those with information can contact the Grand County Sheriff's Office at 970-725-3343 or so_investigations@co.grand.co.us

Northglenn, Grand County, water supply, investigation, vandalism

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