Salt Lake City, Utah
Released On: September 18, 2013
The major features of the project include: construction of a 10-acre regulating reservoir, upgraded check structures in canals, installation of remote monitoring systems, replacement of some open earth laterals with pressurized pipeline, and improved operational procedures. The improvements will provide a more reliable water supply throughout the canal system with an estimated water savings of approximately 17,000 acre-feet per year. This water will benefit endangered fishes, wildlife, and river recreation in the important "15-Mile" reach of the Colorado River downstream of Palisade, Colo.
The first phase of construction on this project is anticipated to begin after this irrigation season in November 2013. The initial construction contract for the installation of new check structures was awarded to DLM Contracting Enterprises, Inc. from Albuquerque, NM and will cost $1.1 million. Some portions of the project will be subcontracted to local contractors.
All project features and components are expected to be completed within three to five years and are estimated to cost approximately $16 million. Additional construction contracts will be released in the future.
The final environmental assessment and FONSI is available on our web site under environmental documents or a copy can be received by contacting Terry Stroh with Reclamation in Grand Junction at (970) 248-0608 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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