Why can't the reservoir be open to the public "Now"?

We are still a ways out from a general public opening, as capital funding is just beginning to be budgeted for construction of basic infrastructure (e.g., staffing, restrooms, roads, parking), as well as trails, the incline and such. At this time, we are limited to a few portable restrooms, and parking in two parking lots. 

Additionally, the County requires a substantial enhancement to Hess Road prior to opening to the public.   The Recreation Authority Board has chosen to spend its dollars on enhancing the experience of those that participate in programs & events at the reservoir this summer including shade structures, picnic areas, widened roads, the first 2 miles of trail on the water side.

It is a little "basic", but we are making the best of it this summer with several organized recreational opportunities on the site!

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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?