Wednesday, April 5, 2017

County Hosts Open House for Bosley Wash Detention Pond Project

 The community is invited to learn about the design to construct a detention basin for Bosley Wash, a mixed desert and agricultural watershed located east and northeast of Grand Junction.

The open house aims to share information on the intentions of the project and gather citizen input. Join us Wednesday, April 5 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Clifton Community Center, 126 2nd Street. 

“Bosley Wash extends from the rim of the Book Cliffs south to the Colorado River. Development within the wash is limited to the portion of the watershed south downstream of I-70,” Mesa County Public Works Engineering Regulatory Programs Manager Carrie Gudorf said. “Flooding occurs both upstream of I-70 overtopping or nearly overtopping the freeway, and downstream in developed residential and agricultural property.”

Citizens are encouraged to attend the open house and share their thoughts and priorities.

“Mesa County applied for a FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program grant in 2014 and was awarded the grant in December 2015,” Gudorf added. “Mesa County has been working with an engineering firm since spring 2016 to develop plans to construct a detention basin.”

Mesa County is anticipating starting construction in summer 2017, and the detention pond is expected to be completed by summer 2018.

For more information, contact Dan Quigley at (970) 497-8852 or Carrie Gudorf at (970) 244-1811.

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