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22 Sep 2014

This culvert by Horse Gulch trail head functions as a dam for rain and flood debris

Posted by Adam Howell


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This storm drain under a corner of the Horse Gulch trail head parking lot was completely overwhelmed by rocks, sticks and mud after a storm last Sunday morning.

This culvert under a corner of the Horse Gulch trail head parking lot was completely overwhelmed by rocks, sticks and mud after a storm last Sunday morning. Photo by Jason Hotchkiss.

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Some recently planted grass and two or three sapling trees installed by a contractor here were destroyed by flood waters at the City of Durango’s recently landscaped Horse Gulch trail head last Sunday.

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This culvert under Horse Gulch Road is completely packed with dirt and rocks, serving no purpose for erosion control.

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Randy Klein surveys the damage to Horse Gulch Road, aka County Road 237, after a heavy rainfall Sunday morning.

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This photo was taken below the meadow at Horse Gulch.

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Horse Gulch Health Campus had people cleaning up the parking lot after a storm flooded their parking lot with mud and rock from Horse Gulch.

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Working below heavy machinery is a good time to be wearing a hard hat.

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2 Responses to “This culvert by Horse Gulch trail head functions as a dam for rain and flood debris”

  1. WOW. That is some damage, especially that running water below the meadow….

    (On the bright side, at least the climb up from the parking lot to the meadow will be somewhat techy again :P)

     

    Jerry Hazard

  2. Other than a few death cookies to kick out of the way and a little dirt to scrape into shape, it should be one of the most challenging climbs around.

    *HUGE* jagged sandstone slabs were exposed in there, which could make for some techy challenges from above or below.

    SO many lines to choose from!

     

    Adam Howell

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