Last week, the Garfield County Road and Bridge department replaced the damaged culvert where County Road 238 crosses the ditch. The remaining work involves pouring a concrete vault in the gap between the new pipe and an older one, just upstream of the road crossing. A manhole cover will allow access to the intersection of the two pipes. A contractor is on site today. In conformity with state laws that protect ditch rights-of-way, all of the work is being done at county expense.
The ditch company has promised the county that no water will arrive at the site until after the work is completed, around April 19th. After that date, water supplies to the lower ditch will be possible, but dependent on the amount that is available from Elk Creek.