Grand Junction councillors approve new inlet channel at Las Colonias Park

Las Colonias Park. Photo credit: The City of Grand Junction

From The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (Duffy Hayes):

Council on Wednesday…reached another important milestone in the development of Las Colonias Park, with the approval of a nearly $1.3 million construction contract that will create a new inlet channel of the river nearby, as well as extend the current water channel to draw more river runners to the park.

The contract — awarded to K&D Construction of Grand Junction — will lead to a new 475-lineal-foot inlet channel and an approximately 850-lineal-foot extension of the existing channel, providing for the addition of 1.77 acres of open water, according to city information prepared for councilors.

When the work is finished, by no later than the end of the year, the excavated channel extension will have continuous water flow when the Colorado is flowing above 810 cubic feet per second. The secondary channel that will be created will have drops and pools, in-stream habitat structures and boulders, and other recreational and interpretative amenities.

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