El Vado Dam Update
The El Vado Dam is one of the few steel-faced plate dams that exist in the world and is more than 90 years old. The 230-foot-high dam is the only reservoir currently authorized to store native Rio Grade water. In 2021, the Bureau of Reclamation began a rehabilitation project focused on repairing key parts of the dam. This is a recording of the presentation that the Bureau of Reclamation gave during the 2023 December MRGCD board meeting.
The 30-minute presentation covers: action plan, 2023 construction, modifications and challenges, next and ongoing activities and revised completion dates.