Foundation issues slow work on dam

Foundation issues slow work on dam

Long Hollow Reservoir project will help Colorado irrigators

Foundation issues slow work on dam

An excavator improves a road so work on Long Hollow Reservoir in La Plata County can move more quickly in the spring. Mild January weather allowed progress to made on some aspects of construction during the winter.
An excavator moves clay that will be used in the core of the new Long Hollow Reservoir dam. Weeminuche Construction Authority, owned by the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, is building the dam and doing the mining for dam materials on site.
Crews work on filling holes in the bedrock foundation of the dam in April.
Crews work on the foundation of the dam in June.
A view of the new Long Hollow Reservoir dam looking downstream. The earthen dam, on Highway 140 about 5 miles from the state line, is about halfway finished.
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