05 Nov Paonia Dam Outlet Works
Gracon will replace two high-pressure slide gates at the Paonia Dam near Somerset, CO. This $4.5M project includes installing a 12-foot diameter bulkhead at the bottom of the lake, requiring the use of a barge-mounted crane and divers. Along with the bulkhead and gate works, Gracon will also complete hydro demolition of various concrete structures in order to provide access to the underground dam facilities. We will also install approximately 600 linear feet of 16-inch steel pipe and replace all the corroded ladders and platforms providing tunnel access down the 10 ft diameter x 140 feet deep access shaft.