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Pueblo Board of Water Works implements safety project for Arkansas River

Arkansas River
Posted at 4:44 PM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 19:41:10-05

PUEBLO — The Pueblo Board of Water Works is putting together a safety project for the Arkansas River.

The safety project includes replacing the dam near City Park with drops, which would make it safer for those tubing or kayaking from Lake Pueblo dam through the levee near downtown.

"It's number one hazard mitigation project, but number two it is a tremendous quality of life project for the community," said Seth Clayton, Executive Director of The Pueblo Board of Water Works.

The project is estimated to cost a little over ten million dollars. The board is hoping to receive a grant from the Federal Government.

Construction on the drops would begin sometime next year.