Building a new spillway in the name of safety

September 15, 2020

By Cathy Proctor

On a hot summer day off Highway 93 north of Golden, 19 concrete trucks trundled like big beetles up to the base of Ralston Dam, completed in 1936.

At the base of the dam, workers placed the concrete into forms laced with reinforcing steel rods, better known as rebar, one of the many upgrades that are part of an $8.5 million project to replace the dam’s original primary spillway with a new one that meets today’s engineering standards… Read more…