Denver Water crews install buoy lines near Dillon Dam |

Denver Water crews install buoy lines near Dillon Dam

Summit Daily/Mark Fox

SUMMIT COUNTY Denver Water crews on Tuesday began installing a permanent buoy line around the glory hole at the Dillon Dam to keep boaters away from the dam for safety and security reasons. Crews worked from a floating barge with a crane to secure anchor lines for two buoy systems one that will circle the glory hole and the other which will run along most of the face of the dam. This is something we have been talking about for a while, and the buoys will be in place permanently, Denver Water spokeswoman Stacy Chesney said. The two buoy lines will be put in place over the next few weeks.The buoy line along the dam will be as much as 50 feet off the dam face, discouraging boaters from getting too close, Chesney said. Denver Water has installed numerous security enhancements on the dam, all of which have been funded by the water utility, since it closed the Dam Road for three weeks in early July for security reasons.Officials cited unspecified concerns in closing the road but amid public outcry reopened it, except during late-night hours, to passenger cars.

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