Whitewater Park Trackhoe Work
Tom Barnes of the Glenwood Springs Recreation Dept says the workers at the Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park are doing shoreline maintenance. The high water of 2011 undercut both banks here. (It also buckled parts of the concrete bike trail in Glenwood Canyon.) The crews now are rebuilding and stabilizing the terracing on each side of the river. The trackhoe operator thought he would improve the eddy on the south side and moved some boulders around in the water. But this is beyond the current permitted work, so the rocks had to be returned to their original positions. They expect to be done this week. The next project is to create a pedestrian path on the south side of the river under the bridge. During that work, there may be the opportunity for moving boulders to improve the eddy.