DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – There’s a land battle brewing in the foothills of Douglas County.
Out-of-state developers want to build a dam and reservoir around Wildcat Mountain south of Sedalia. People living nearby say the project would destroy the pristine scenery, reduce property values and put them in danger if the dam ever failed.READ MORE: Colorado Springs Shooting: Neighbors Stunned To Learn 7 Dead At Birthday Party
The Douglas County Planning Commission heard from residents Monday night.
The reservoir would be built south of Sedalia and Roxborough Park.READ MORE: Pedro Juan Gallegos Arrested, Accused In Weekend Shooting Of Denver Police Officer
Developers still have a number of hurdles to clear before anything gets built. It’s also too early to say what city, county or agency would get the water.
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Next month the planning commission is set to send its recommendation on the project. The full board of commissioners would then take up the issue before making a final decision on whether to move forward.