Crews inspecting Dillon Dam |

Crews inspecting Dillon Dam


Crews from Denver Water on Thursday began digging pits in the foundation of the Dillon Dam near the Blue River ball fields as part of a routine inspection.

The utility has been examining the foundation since May, when crews drilled holes in the dam and foundation to sample materials and conduct geophysical measurements.

The second phase, which began on Thursday, consists of excavating two pits in the foundation about 50 feet from the dam and taking samples of the material for lab testing.

The field testing will occur early next week, and crews expect to backfill the pits Aug. 25-26.

The examinations are part of ongoing work to determine the density and hardness of the dam’s foundation to ensure that it is structurally sound.

One of the pits extends partially into the outfield of one ball field.

Denver Water has worked with Summit County Buildings and Grounds to minimize the impact on the ballfield activities.

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