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Old 08-04-2008   #11
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Old 08-04-2008   #12
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I agree, the enlargment of this little pond seems to be driving this. If they were really only worried about beetle-kill trees falling over and uprooting along the dam, why not just cut'em down. Not even a 4 or 5 ft stump could do any harm...
But whatever, let them enlarge. In my eyes, this does much less harm than building a new one.

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Old 08-04-2008   #13
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hehee........its a tiny little body of water compared to the "new" one. Check it out on Google Maps":

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Old 08-04-2008   #14
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hehee........its a tiny little body of water compared to the "new" one. Check it out on Google Maps":

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LOL!!! i get it now. i had no idea that little guy was there!
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Old 08-04-2008   #15
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It is a water entity of it's own. The water comes from Salt Lick Creek Drainage area, which is located in lower Wildernest. Off I-170, Silverthorne exit, turn left at 7-11 go west, around the first big bend by the Wildernest Reservation Offices, take a left on a gravel road, park and take a hike. You can cross over some of the ponds to get closer to the interstate, find the trail. Follow if for a while (less than a mile) and the diversion ditch for ODR is there. Does not effect flows in any River. You can stay on that trail rather than the main road, and end up at the Forest Service gates, and then head to Eccles Pass. Anyone been fishin at ODR yet? Heard reports that the fish were jumping out of the water, and then realized they were mosquitoes!!!!!!
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Old 08-05-2008   #16
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It's not so much trees falling into the reservoir or onto the dam as much as the trees that have grown on the dam falling and uprooting. The holes that would leave behind are the concern.

They have been talking about enlargig ODR for a number of years and are beginning to go forward with the on site engineering. This is when they decided that the trees in the present dam where a hazard. they would have drained the reservoir to build a new dam anyway, it's just that an unsafe dam is news.

It's going to be a mess up there for a while with all the constrution, heavy equipment, etc. Too bad for all the folks who hike, ride their bike, or walk their dogs up there. It's going to be a few years before it's a nice place for any of those activities again.

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