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The Josh Ames Diversion Dam Comes Down!
(November 2013)

Josh Ames Diversion Dam on the Cache la Poudre River November 1-9, 2013

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Staging of equipment begins
11/1 Staging of equipment begins
image courtesy of J. Bartholow
Demolition begins on the outlet works; coffer dam (foreground) is constructed
11/4 Demolition begins on the outlet works; coffer dam (foreground) is constructed
image courtesy of J. Bartholow
The Jaw
11/4 "The Jaw"
image courtesy of J. Bartholow
The amphibious machines
11/4 The amphibious machines
image courtesy of J. Bartholow
The first bite into the dam
11/4 The first bite into the dam
image courtesy of J. Bartholow
The first breach of the dam
11/4 The first breach of the dam
image courtesy of J. Bartholow
The second breach
11/4 The second breach
image courtesy of J. Bartholow
The first breach of the dam
11/4 The first breach of the dam
image courtesy of J. Bartholow
Work continues removing boulders below the dam
11/4 Work continues removing boulders below the dam
image courtesy of J. Bartholow
Half of the dam gone
11/5 Half of the dam gone
image courtesy of J. Bartholow
Hauling off some of the waste concrete
11/5 Hauling off some of the waste concrete
image courtesy of J. Bartholow
Constructing foreground channel
11/5 Constructing foreground channel
image courtesy of J. Bartholow
Wockner with fragment of the dam
11/5 Wockner with fragment of the dam
image courtesy of J. Bartholow
Double-timing
11/6 Double-timing
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Pulverizing concrete
11/6 Pulverizing concrete
image courtesy of J. Bartholow
Near side channel complete
11/6 Near side channel complete
image courtesy of J. Bartholow
Deeper than we thought
11/6 Deeper than we thought
image courtesy of J. Bartholow
Some of the last of the dam is removed
11/7 Some of the last of the dam is removed
image courtesy of J. Bartholow
Work continues
11/7 Work continues
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Not much left (see north edge just to the right of the tree)
11/8 Not much left (see north edge just to the right of the tree)
image courtesy of J. Bartholow
What's left on the south bank.  Note re-bar.
11/8 What's left on the south bank. Note re-bar.
image courtesy of J. Bartholow
Mop up begins
11/8 Mop up begins
image courtesy of J. Bartholow
Beginning riffle emplacement
11/9 Beginning riffle emplacement
image courtesy of J. Bartholow
Measuring progress
11/9 Measuring progress
image courtesy of J. Bartholow
Move stuff around
11/9 Move stuff around
image courtesy of J. Bartholow
Celebrate!
11/9 Celebrate!
image courtesy of J. Bartholow
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