Salt Lake City, Utah
Released On: September 08, 2003
Included in the contract, are: 1. Construction of key sediment retention structures on Basin Creek. 2. Excavation of the Dam's right abutment above the existing stream level. 3. Construction of a ravine dam just downstream of the Dam's right abutment. This is necessary to ultimately protect the future embankment of the Dam. 4. Installation of a construction water delivery system to the dam and reservoir site. 5. Construction of additional segments of a haul road for constructing Ridges Basin Dam. 6. Completion of this contract is an important step in keeping the construction of Ridges Basin Dam on schedule (Dam Completion - April 2008). Reclamation anticipates that WCA will accomplish this contract outlined above between July and September 2003.
WCA, based in Towaoc, Colorado, is a minority commercial construction company that is owned and operated by the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. WCA, has extensive experience in all phases of construction and related engineering disciplines, including: oil and gas field construction, residential and commercial buildings, heavy construction, road building, canals and water systems, sand and gravel and municipal improvements.
Sky Ute Sand and Gravel, a wholly owned enterprise of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, was selected to provide some of the materials for construction. Sky Ute Sand and Gravel was recently established and currently supplies ready mix concrete and road surfacing materials in the Four Corners area.
The Animas-La Plata Project fulfills the requirements 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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