Forest Service to complete Crooked Creek Dam project |

Forest Service to complete Crooked Creek Dam project

Work will begin this week on the second and final phase of repairs to Crooked Creek Dam in the Lime Park area of the upper Fryingpan basin. This continues a project started last summer and will complete safety enhancements associated with the spillway replacement accomplished last summer.

Crews from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will mobilize on Wednesday, and work is anticipated to end Friday, Sept. 23.

The Crooked Creek Dam, located on the Aspen and Sopris Ranger Districts of the White River National Forest, was originally constructed in 1948. The replacement of the spillway is needed to ensure the overall soundness of the dam.

The Eagle/Thomasville Road (FS 400) crosses the Crooked Creek Dam, and will remain open across the dam during this phase of the project, although short delays may ne necessary.

Work to be completed this year includes abandoning the old primary spillway pipe and installing a toe drain, which will collect any seepage discharging from the embankment and foundation of the dam.

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