Salt Lake City, Utah
Released On: October 14, 2003
Relocation of the gas pipelines began in May 2003. The work included excavation and trenching activities along an approximately 6.3 mile right-of-way corridor. Approximately 7,000 feet of horizontal boring was necessary to facilitate the installation of a 36" inch diameter pipeline through the northeast flank of Carbon Mountain. Activities included the stringing, welding and burying of sections of 10, 16 and 26 inch diameter pipeline. The new pipeline is owned and operated by MAPCO and Northwest Pipe. In total, approximately, 27 miles of new pipeline was installed.
Completion of the pipeline relocations will allow project workers to move forward with general excavation activities for Ridges Basin Dam. This work is anticipated to begin in early 2004.
The Animas-La Plata Project fulfills the purposes of the 1988 Colorado Ute Indian Water Rights Settlement Act and the Colorado Ute Settlement Act Amendment of 2000. The project will provide the Southern Ute Indian and Ute Mountain Ute Tribes with a reliable water supply for their future needs, while protecting scarce water resources for existing water users in southwestern Colorado and northwestern New Mexico.
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