The King Heatherly Diversion Dam on East Divide Creek

The King Heatherly Diversion Dam on East Divide Creek

For Contractors

Those who would like to like to submit a proposal to this project can find a copy of the Request for Proposals HERE and should follow all requirements put forth in this document. For all proposal submissions and questions contact Nate Higginson at nate@midcowatershed.org. Proposals are due by March 16, 5:00 PM MST

Request for Proposals - King Heatherly Diversion Improvement

Located south of Silt, CO on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the King Heatherly Diversion Dam is a structure that has a few operational issues and could be improved. The project objectives are to:

  1. Improve habitat connectivity for resident fish by improving upstream passage of the structure during the spring flow regime;
  2. Reduce maintenance needs and costs associated with the structure; 
  3. Demonstrate the viability of projects of this type in the Middle Colorado Watershed (Glenwood Springs to DeBeque). 

Secondary objectives include:

  1. Enhance hydraulics of the diversion structure, thereby improving width to depth ratios, as well as minimizing plunge pools and undermining of the structure;
  2. Reduce or eliminate entrainment of fish into the ditch during the spring diversion period.