When will Rueter-Hess Reservoir be completed?

The construction of Rueter-Hess Reservoir is complete for water storage purposes. The expansion from 16,200 acre feet to 75,000 acre feet was completed in March 2012. The dam rises 185 feet above the bedrock and the reservoir encompasses 1170 acres, which is about one and half times the size of Cherry Creek Reservoir.  Currently, the reservoir is about 1/3 full and just over 100' deep!

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1. Is Rueter-Hess Reservoir open to the general public?
2. Why can't the reservoir be open to the public "Now"?
3. Where is Rueter-Hess Reservoir located?
4. When will Rueter-Hess Reservoir be completed?
5. Where does the water go?
6. How will Rueter-Hess be used?
7. For water availability purposes, is Rueter-Hess Reservoir a long-term solution?
8. Will fishing be included at the reservoir?
9. What is the plan for Standup Paddle Boarding?
10. What are the water temps at Rueter-Hess?
11. Are dogs and horses allowed?
12. When will the trail system be complete?
13. Are there opportunities for recreation at the reservoir in 2019?
14. What makes Rueter-Hess Reservoir unique?
15. Is "body contact" allowed in the water?