National Guard helps build site for storm drainage, gains training

Construction has begun on a stormwater detention facility on Bureau of Land Management property on Leach Creek along 27 1/4 road north of Grand Junction. The work is being done by Colorado National Guard, 947th Engineer Company, in partnership with the city of Grand Junction, the 5-2-1 Drainage Authority and the BLM. The Guard gains valuable training skills with this job, says 1st Lt. Eric Carlton, company commander.



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Construction has begun on a stormwater detention facility on Bureau of Land Management property on Leach Creek along 27 1/4 road north of Grand Junction. The work is being done by Colorado National Guard, 947th Engineer Company, in partnership with the city of Grand Junction, the 5-2-1 Drainage Authority and the BLM. The Guard gains valuable training skills with this job, says 1st Lt. Eric Carlton, company commander.

Grand Junction Mayor Bill Pitts understands the power and the destruction rushing water from a quick storm over the Bookcliffs can cause residents along the Leach Creek Drainage…




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