While we look forward to warmer weather, your board members are working to make plans for needed maintenance for our reservoir. We are also looking at some additional work to alleviate any more issues with fire debris and sedimentation from the burn area. Some of this needs to be completed before the spring thaw. The ground is still soft enough to work the area however we will need to bring in material to help dry the ground up as it is still quite boggy. The need to dry things up is so that we can get equipment in to start to make repairs to our western fence line and increase the berm surrounding the reservoir to stop or at least reduce any more debris or sediment inflow.
We have hired JR Engineering from Colorado Springs to produce some possible sedimentation ponds to the west of our fence line which will require cooperation from the landowner. Part of our maintenance will be on the incoming flow metering system that is badly corroded and needs replacing. This is required for monitoring flows for our annual water augmentation reports. The fencing of our southern reservoir line property acquisition from Park County is now complete and really highlights the need to repair our western reservoir fence line. This is first on our to-do list.
(*I apologize for the delay in posting this article-Suzan)
Vice President of the Board of Directors