Blue Mesa Dam Bridge Footings
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Blue Mesa Dam is on the Gunnison river about 30 miles below Gunnison, and 1.5 miles below Sapinero, Colorado. The zoned earthfill embankment has a structural height of 390 feet, a crest length of 785 feet, and a volume of 3,080,000 cubic yards of materials. Curecanti National Recreation Area (Curecanti NRA), located near Gunnison, Colorado encompasses Blue Mesa, Morrow Point and Crystal reservoirs of the Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP). As Curecanti NRA's most important natural resource, water covers some 25% of the total park unit area. Therefore, ensuring and maintaining appropriate ...