Dr. Morrison Canal rehabilitation project update 

Dr. Morrison Canal pipe being backfilled.
Completed concrete work for Dr. Morrison Inlet structure.
Dr. Morrison Canal trench with pipe bedding and geotextile fabric.
Completed Dr. Morrison Canal inlet structure.
Dr. Morrison Canal pipe being installed.
Photo 1: Completed concrete work for Dr. Morrison Inlet structure Photo 2: Dr. Morrison Canal trench with pipe bedding and geotextile fabric Photo 3: Dr. Morrison Canal pipe being installed Photo 4: Dr. Morrison Canal pipe being backfilled Photo 5: Completed Dr. Morrison Canal inlet structure Photo 6: Dr. Morrison Canal initial 800’ of pipe temporary outlet structure
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The Southern Ute Water Resources Division’s (WRD) contractor WCA Construction has completed the first phase of work to address the current failure and to rehabilitate a historically problematic section of the Dr. Morrison Canal with a long-term permanent fix.  

The long-term fix is to pipe approximately 4,100 feet of the Dr. Morrison Canal with two 48-inch pipes to eliminate canal blowouts and seepage issues.  The initial 800 feet of failed ditch has been repaired and the Dr. Morrison Canal can now carry water for the 2020 irrigation season.  

The remaining 3,300 feet of the project will be completed at the end of the irrigation season around September 30th.  If any irrigators or the public have any questions, please feel free to contact the Southern Ute Water Resources Division at: (970) 563-9482. 

 

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