The story goes on, and on: Looking deeper at the lives impacted by the rise of Ridgway Reservoir

by Dalton Carver

Inspired by the reemergence of history at Blue Mesa Reservoir in Gunnison County, the Plaindealer was interested to know what may sleep beneath the pool of our local water reserve, Ridgway Reservoir. This story, focusing on two families that were directly impacted by the reservoir’s construction, is the final installment of the series that revisits the reservoir’s impact and history on Ouray County.