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Old 08-20-2014   #11
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Originally Posted by henrylightcap View Post
1.64 million dollars. How much is the total cost of this project?
This is a ridiculously high number. I'm sure lots of it has been spent on litigation. I know the features on the Ark cost around 25-35k each for initial construction (at least from what I was told).

Regardless of cost this will be a very positive thing for the upper Colorado from a recreation perspective.

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Old 08-21-2014   #13
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The millionish range sounds in line with other park construction numbers I have heard. I spoke to one of the park designers about doing a project I had an idea for and I was told that the Army Corp of Engineers permits alone would cost somewhere in teh $30k range just to do the engineering work required for the permits. I recall a lot of the work on the ark being done pro bono with donated rock and donated time etc... My guess is the BLM will have to pay full price for engineering, permitting, constractors etc. To put in the structure they will likely have to make a temporary dam or diversion to dry up the river bed and then construct the park features. Seems like a lot of money... but on the heavy construction side of things... this is actually pretty small.
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According to the engineering designs, at 250 cfs, the water depth would be six inches.

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