The access road leading up to the reservoir shows flood damage. Courtesy/LAC
Pedestrian and motor vehicle access to the Los Alamos Reservoir will be restricted Monday, Nov. 9, and continue through June 2016.
Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities awarded a contract to CBKN Dirtworks, Inc. to restore the reservoir after several flood events filled it with sediment and compromised the access road.
Department officials warn that construction crews with heavy equipment will be utilizing the single dirt road leading up to the Los Alamos Canyon Dam and Reservoir rendering the road and the surrounding area unsafe for hikers and/or cyclists.
Restoration work includes draining and dredging debris and sediment from the reservoir, reconstructing the access road, as well as installing a pedestrian bridge over the dam’s spillway.
Project funding was authorized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency through a disaster declaration for the September 2013 flood event. The Department’s intent is to have the reservoir operational for the summer of 2016.
Direct questions to the Department of Public Utilities at 505.662.8333.