What makes Rueter-Hess Reservoir unique?

Most Colorado reservoirs have a river or creek that passes through them, which creates a continuous flow of fresh water moving through the basin.   An example of this is Cherry Creek State Park Reservoir. Rueter-Hess Reservoir is more like a "bath tub"...99% of the water is pumped into the reservoir and then it is directly piped to the Parker Water Purification Facility for distribution to the District's customers. Aurora Reservoir is similar to RHR, but Aurora has the ability to bring water in from the west slope reservoirs to help blend with the poorer water quality.  Parker Water does not have other reservoirs for this option. 

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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?