Pueblo: Arkansas River levee repairs update

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From The Pueblo Chieftain (Britney Whatley):

Water has to be moved away from the levee through the Downtown Whitewater Park. Using the HARP channel to carry more water is one way to meet that goal. The water on the main Arkansas River channel needs to be low enough for equipment to be lowered into the water to repair the levee before water levels begin to increase later this month, said Gus Sandstrom, president of the Pueblo Conservancy District…

The project began in early February. Sandstrom said repairs should be finished by March 15 at the earliest and April 1 at the latest. “Our goal is to be completed enough to not endanger the accreditation of the levees,” Sandstrom said. The goal is to complete as much of the repairs as possible, depending on the type of moisture that occurs through March.

More Arkansas River basin coverage here.

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