Red Mesa Reservoir must make improvements or face demolition

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Red Mesa Reservoir must make improvements or face demolition

Managers need to find funding for major project at Red Mesa Reservoir
Trent Taylor, a board member of the Red Mesa Reservoir and Ditch Co., walks on the outlet tower near the reservoir’s dam Wednesday. Taylor is exploring ways to enlarge the reservoir, often called Mormon Reservoir, located on the Dryside of La Plata County, southwest of Durango.
The spillway at Red Mesa Reservoir has been expanded to handle a 100-year flood. The Red Mesa Reservoir and Ditch Co. has until 2028 to make improvements to handle a 1,000-year flood. The project could cost as much as $9 million.
Red Mesa Reservoir, also known as Mormon Reservoir, is located on the Dryside of La Plata County, southwest of Durango. The reservoir must be improved to handle a 1,000-year flood or it will be razed.
Released water from Red Mesa Reservoir could flow down a series of irrigation ditches to Long Hollow Dam.
The outlet control at Red Mesa Reservoir was installed in 1945 and is simpler to use than the automated control at Long Hollow Dam, says Trent Taylor, a board member for the Red Mesa Reservoir and Ditch Co.

Red Mesa Reservoir must make improvements or face demolition

Trent Taylor, a board member of the Red Mesa Reservoir and Ditch Co., walks on the outlet tower near the reservoir’s dam Wednesday. Taylor is exploring ways to enlarge the reservoir, often called Mormon Reservoir, located on the Dryside of La Plata County, southwest of Durango.
The spillway at Red Mesa Reservoir has been expanded to handle a 100-year flood. The Red Mesa Reservoir and Ditch Co. has until 2028 to make improvements to handle a 1,000-year flood. The project could cost as much as $9 million.
Red Mesa Reservoir, also known as Mormon Reservoir, is located on the Dryside of La Plata County, southwest of Durango. The reservoir must be improved to handle a 1,000-year flood or it will be razed.
Released water from Red Mesa Reservoir could flow down a series of irrigation ditches to Long Hollow Dam.
The outlet control at Red Mesa Reservoir was installed in 1945 and is simpler to use than the automated control at Long Hollow Dam, says Trent Taylor, a board member for the Red Mesa Reservoir and Ditch Co.
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