Event to honor builders of Ridgway dam and reservoir
Credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Did you work on the project? Or do you know someone who did? This includes former or current employees of the Bureau of Reclamation or other government agencies, construction workers, and municipal and county officials who assisted with the project. If so, please send your contact information via e-mail to: email@example.com, or call her at 970-626-5822, ext. 11. You'll be contacted about the event.
Planning for the Dallas Creek Project, as it is called formally by the BOR, began shortly after the end of World War II. Construction eventually started in 1978 and the reservoir filled completely for the first time in 1990. The dam stores water for agricultural, municipal and industrial uses for the Uncompahgre Valley in western Colorado.
One of Colorado's premier recreational facilities, Ridgway State Park offers camping, hiking, bicycling, boating, fishing and swimming. More than 300,000 people visit the park every year.
For more information about Ridgway and all of Colorado State Parks, see: cpw.state.co.us.