DATE: May 18, 2006
CONTACT: Mike Brown (775) 753-0386
ELKO FIELD OFFICE: 2006-58
SPRING FLOOD DAMAGE – REPAIRS UNDERWAY
Repairing flood damage on roads in Northeastern Nevada on public lands is underway.
Recently, the Robinson Creek crossing on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Road 1099, approximately nine miles southwest of Jiggs, Nevada, was rebuilt.
“The Robinson Creek crossing washed out in early April and limited access to a ranch and gold exploration activities in the area,” said BLM Elko Field Office Engineer Norm Rockwell. “Grandview Gold President and CEO Ray Pecoskie funded the repair work which was done by Legarza Exploration and Construction and completed last week. BLM provided the culverts, pipes, and end sections.”
“There was a 48” corrugated metal culvert which washed out. It was replaced by two 48” corrugated metal pipe arches with flared end sections on the upstream and downstream ends. These new pipes are sized to handle a flow 25% greater than the large water event that took out the old crossing,” Rockwell added. “This is a great example of public lands users working together to fix roads for everyone’s benefit.”