Contract awarded to repair Colorado-Big Thompson flood damage
March 26, 2015
The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a contract totaling nearly $1.5 million to Lillard and Clark Construction Company Inc., Denver, for repair to the Big Thompson Diversion Structure, an element of the Colorado-Big Thompson project that was damaged during the September 2013 flood.
The project to repair the Big Thompson Diversion Structure, located 8.5 miles west of Loveland, requires removal and restoration of flood-damaged concrete areas, installation of a precast concrete building, repair and replacement of electrical systems, gates, gear boxes, electric motors and other rehabilitation tasks. The work is expected to begin in April 2015.
Water from the Colorado-Big Thompson reaches the Front Range through a 13-mile tunnel under Rocky Mountain National Park.