Lower Gunnison River project
Just wanted to give everyone who floats the lower section of the Gunnison River below the confluence of the Gunnison and North Fork of the Gunnison a heads up that a project to reconstruct a hazardous irrigation diversion dam is getting underway. The local Trout Unlimited chapter, Gunnison Gorge Anglers, in collaboration with the Relief Ditch Irrigation Company and many other partners will start on the reconstruction very soon. There may be heavy equipment working in the river as soon as Monday, November 21st. This project is located approximately 4 miles downstream from the Pleasure Park and will remove the railroad rails that are driven into the stream bed and eliminate the need for the gravel pushup dam. The construction company will do their best to maintain a safe channel for boaters to use during construction, but if you float this stretch please scout the diversion site before you float through. The duration of the project could be up to 4 months and we ask for your patience while we complete this endeavor that will benefit the irrigators, boaters, fish and fishermen, as well as the overall riparian area. Thanks.