Horse Gulch Blog

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4 Oct 2014

Horse Gulch Trailhead cleanup costs after Sept. 21st monsoonal downpoor? $4,873 dollars

Posted by Adam Howell


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Following a heavy monsoonal rain on Sept. 21, 2014, tons of flood debris and water trashed the brand new Horse Gulch Trailhead in Durango.

IMG_3009Horse Gulch Blog LLC filed an open records request with the city to find out how much money they spent removing mud, rocks, sticks and water from the trailhead. Much of the debris needing removal had accumulated upstream of  four ovular culverts installed below some newly-paved parking spaces.

Ten city employees using a backhoe, a skid steer, two mini excavators, three dump trucks, and a water truck, cleaned up the parking lot for an entire day, with a total cost of $4,873.03 dollars that was paid out of the Parks Operating Budget in the General fund, according to a printout provided by City of Durango’s Deputy City Clerk and Records Manager Dana Evans.

Horse Gulch Trailhead cleanup costs

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