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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Rawlins Field Office
 
Release Date: 03/16/12
Contacts: Serena Baker,    
  307-212-0197    

BLM Rawlins Closes Hartt Cabin Draw Road for Public Safety


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office (RFO) has closed the Hartt Cabin Draw Road. A large culvert washed out making the road unsafe for travel.  

Hartt Cabin Draw Road is an unnumbered dirt road, approximately 20 miles west of Baggs, Wyo., which branches off Carbon County Road 700, also known as Sand Creek Road. It is a high traffic road used by recreationists, oil and gas companies, grazing permittees, and other public land users. 

Road closure signs have been posted in the Hartt Cabin Draw where spring run-off has eroded the backfill around a corrugated metal culvert. The large diameter culvert is designed to handle heavy rain runoff generated by thunderstorms. Hartt Cabin Draw Road will be closed until further notice.  

For more information, contact Andy Skordas, Supervisory Civil Engineer, at 307-328-4374.  

BLM Rawlins Supervisory Civil Engineer Andy Skordas examines the washout.
BLM Rawlins Supervisory Civil Engineer Andy Skordas examines the washout.  

The backfill around the culvert washes away.
The backfill around the culvert washes away. 

A side view of the culvert and the cavern created by the washout.
A side view of the culvert and the cavern created by the washout.  

The washout as seen from underneath the large diameter metal culvert.
The washout as seen from underneath the large diameter metal culvert.  



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 03-16-2012