Tarryall Dam and Recreation Improvements

Department of Civil Engineering

Project Abstract

(from the undercovercolorado.com website) “Southeast of Fairplay, Colorado, the Tarryall Reservoir State Wildlife Area protects 711 acres of scenic Park County. Adjacent to the Pike National Forest, this state wildlife area surrounds the 175 acre Tarryall Reservoir and nearby waterways situated around 9,000 feet in elevation.

“After state approval in 1925, the Tarryall Dam was constructed between 1929 and 1931 in order to form the Tarryall Reservoir. The water was intended to be used as a fish hatchery, remnants of which can still be seen today. The reservoir is located right along Tarryall Road, which is the center of the 27,861-acre Tarryall Rural Historic District.”

The project assignment is to develop construction plans for a new flume to be installed upstream from the existing reservoir. The outlet works of the dam need to be surveyed, documented, and inspected.

Flume parking area 
Flume location

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