Schnabel Engineering Celebrates Rio Grande Reservoir Rehabilitation Completion

Last week, the San Luis Valley Irrigation District (SLVID) held a celebration for the completion of the Rio Grande Reservoir Rehabilitation Project. The Rio Grande Dam and Reservoir was originally built in 1912, in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The rehabilitation work completed during the Phase 2 project included a new outlet valve house with fixed cone valves, a reservoir intake structure, a shotcrete and steel lining of the outlet tunnel, and a downstream toe buttress and drain system. This project was successfully completed due to the teamwork and cooperative efforts of the Owner (SLVID), Engineer (Schnabel Engineering – Deere & Ault), Contractor (Moltz Civil) and the State of Colorado (SEO and CWCB).

Pictured: Bill McCormick (Colorado Chief of Dam Safety – SEO), Matt Gavin (Colorado Dam Safety Engineer – SEO), Kirk Russell (Colorado Water Conservation Board – CWCB) and Glen Church, Don Deere and Ted Deere (Schnabel – Deere & Ault Employees).

Additional employees who attended the celebration from the Longmont office include Ian Reck, Victor de Wolfe, and Allison Wolfe.

Contributor, Ted Deere