Boulder City, Nev.
Released On: December 09, 2005
As part of this work, a material relocation pipeline will be buried across the protection levee, and access on the levee will be temporarily closed to vehicle traffic during the installation, which is expected take up to 2 hours. Reclamation crews will be regularly monitoring the area until it is safe to reopen for vehicle use. Members of the public using this area are asked to call the above contact number to obtain exact installation date and time.
River Mile 31 is located approximately ½ mile east of Paradise Casino adjacent to the Yuma Upper Reservation Division Protection Levee on the California side of the Colorado River. Dredging operations will run 20 hours a day, Monday through Thursday, with no activity planned Friday through Sunday. Reclamation does not anticipate closing the waterway around the dredging site, but at times passage may not be permitted for safety reasons. Watercraft operators are encouraged to exercise caution and to stay clear of all dredging operations.
This recurring maintenance is a requirement of the River Mile 31 Channel Realignment Project. It will help maintain sediment control, water circulation and backwater integrity, and will protect the levee in this reach of the river during higher than normal flows. Approximately 60 thousand cubic yards of material will be removed from this site and placed on the Quechan Indian Tribe's land just north of the protection levee.
The public is asked to use precaution while in the area and to not go around any barricades and to obey all signs.
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