Breckenridge to host public meetings about rehabilitation of Goose Pasture Tarn Dam | SummitDaily.com

Breckenridge to host public meetings about rehabilitation of Goose Pasture Tarn Dam

Blue River
Bill Linfield / Special to the Daily |

BLUE RIVER — The town of Breckenridge will host two public meetings in November to discuss the rehabilitation of Goose Pasture Tarn Dam, which is on the Blue River about two miles south of Breckenridge. 

The planned rehabilitation includes replacing the two existing spillways with a single, larger spillway. This replacement is meant to improve the safety and sustained operation of the dam. Work is planned to start in May 2020 and be completed by fall 2022. Funding is expected to be provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the state of Colorado and the town of Breckenridge. 

The first meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, and is meant to inform residents in the surrounding area about the details of the rehabilitation project, including the construction schedule and changes in reservoir operating levels. Members of the town of Breckenridge, the rehabilitation design team and Colorado Dam Safety will be present at the meeting to answer questions from attendees.

On Thursday, Nov. 14, a second meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. to address downstream safety concerns for Breckenridge residents and to recap the details described at the first meeting. Members of the town of Breckenridge, Summit County, the rehabilitation team and Colorado Dam Safety will be available at the second meeting to answer questions.  

Public comment will be accepted at both meetings.


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