Dicey diversion structure in Roaring Fork gets worse
Credit: Brent Gardner-Smith, Aspen Times
Boaters beware: The big rock weir across the Roaring Fork River near Basalt that helps funnel water to the Robinson Ditch is more dicey than it used to be.
The weir was damaged in January by an ice flow, and when the rocks were put back in place Monday by an excavator sent in to the river by the Robinson Ditch Co. to repair the damage, the pre-existing navigational hazard was made even harder to get through.
The 140-foot line of rocks, at Willits Lane, is just upstream of the Aspen Basalt Mobile Home Park. The weir is called “Anderson Falls” by raft guides at Blazing Paddles and the “Robinson Diversion” by guides at Taylor Creek Fly Shop.
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