Golden Opportunity

by John France, P.E., (M.ASCE), Senior Principal and Vice President; Denver office of URS Corporation, San Francisco.,
Steve Jamieson, P.E., (M.ASCE), Principal; W. W. Wheeler and Associates, of Englewood, Colorado,
Paul Perri, (M.ASCE), Engineering intern and Civil Engineer; W. W. Wheeler and Associates, of Englewood, Colorado,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2004, Vol. 74, Issue 12, Pg. 56-63

Document Type: Feature article


After abruptly losing access to a significant portion of its water supply during a severe drought, the city of Golden, Colorado, responded by employing innovative approaches to design and construction that produced a new dam and reservoir in little more than a year.

Subject Headings: Reservoirs | Infrastructure construction | Urban areas | Droughts | Dams | Innovation | North America | Colorado | United States

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