Jun 14, 2014 12:01 AM by Matt Prichard

Council tours work on Williams Canyon

Williams Canyon getting a flood face-lift, as crews work around the clock to keep Manitou dry this coming fall.

"This project represents basically handling a little over 2,000 CFS of water that can possibly come off the burn scar if not even more," said Flood Recovery Manager, Roger Miller.

City council taking their first look at the project's progress this afternoon, saying the nearly 5.5 million dollar effort is shaping up just as they'd hoped. 

"I'm really impressed, they've come a long way in a short few weeks here, getting so much work done, and I'm just impressed with the quality and pace of the work," said Manitou Springs Mayor, Marc Snyder.

But for crews its been a challenge, as they dealt with a small work-space, as well as difficult dirt. Something Miller says keeps them busy all day, every day.

"It's a project we've been working on very hard, our crews are working from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM, and with the rains we worked till a little over 10:30 last night," said Miller.

That effort is certainly important though, not only guaranteeing a safer flood season but also giving folks some much needed peace of mind.

Not just the physical protection of our citizens and our property, but I think to give confidence to the whole community and to the visit public that Manitou Springs is a safe and wonderful place to come visit," said Mayor Snyder.

Miller anticipates the project to be finished sometime in August, with a rough-deadline of August 14th for full completion. 



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