Pueblo: Arkansas River levee repairs update

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From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

Construction crews started work late last week on moving the river away from the levee in order to place drains at the base of the levee. The drains are needed because when the fish ladder and kayak course were built, river flows changed and water began undercutting the dirt at the base of the concrete wall on the north side of the river. “They’ve been working down in the river since Thursday,” said Gus Sandstrom, president of the Pueblo Conservancy District, which is working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to repair the levee. “They will be using concrete barriers and rock to divert the river. They are also building a construction bridge that will allow trucks to cross the river.” Work started Thursday, was interrupted by snow Friday, continued through the weekend and hit another snag Tuesday as cold, windy, snowy weather came and went.

More Arkansas River basin coverage here.

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