Date: September 20, 2007
CONTACT: Mike Brown, (775) 753-0386
ELKO FIELD OFFICE NO. 2007-110
NEW CULVERTS RESTORE ACCESS, FIX FLOOD DAMAGED ROAD
Elko, Nev. Hunters, miners, ranchers, and people just out for a drive have improved access now to public lands southeast of Carlin, Nevada.
The Elko District Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Force Account crew recently replaced two flood damaged culverts which cross Ferdelford Creek on BLM Road 1373 about 14 miles south of Carlin. The road and culverts were heavily damaged during the 2005 spring runoff. The culverts were temporarily repaired to allow fire access and were completely destroyed by the 2006 runoff.
“We’re putting the culvert riprap in place now and getting ready to rehab the disturbed areas,” said BLM Elko District Engineer Norm Rockwell. “The road is open now and available for travel.”
Rockwell added that the replacement culverts are larger, heavier, and longer than what were there. The total cost of the project is approximately $50,000.00. The Ferdelford Creek Road provides access to mining areas, ranches, and hunting areas.