One dam story with happy ending for everyone

This photo from a Powerpoint by George Osborn shows the Relief Ditch Dam looking upstream on the Gunnison River. The safe boating passage is at the top but many boaters fail to see the narrow slot and instead find themselves in trouble with the railroad ties in the main run. A planned rebuild of the dam would remove the railroad ties.



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This photo from a Powerpoint by George Osborn shows the Relief Ditch Dam looking upstream on the Gunnison River. The safe boating passage is at the top but many boaters fail to see the narrow slot and instead find themselves in trouble with the railroad ties in the main run. A planned rebuild of the dam would remove the railroad ties.

Seen from river level upstream, the Relief Ditch dam is deceiving, a tiger with its claws hidden. Located 3.5 miles downstream of the Pleasure Park on the Gunnison River, the Relief Ditch dam…




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