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Construction is beginning on Waterworks Park, Pueblo Water’s $11-million rehabilitation project of the Southside Diversion Dam just north of City Park. The project will improve safety on the Arkansas River by creating a passageway that will allow users to ride the river unimpeded.

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Posted: 05/23/23

Southside Diversion Dam project moving forward

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Posted: 11/09/23

Construction begins on $11-millon Waterworks Park project

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Waterworks Park project objectives include:

  • Making this reach of the Arkansas River safer
  • Allowing the river to become fully navigable from below Pueblo Dam to near Runyon Lake
  • Creating a fish passage for migration
  • Providing additional recreational opportunities
  • Creating overall better river health
  • Keeping Pueblo Water’s redundant southside intake functional and allowing water to the Riverside Dairy Ditch

Project Timeline

June 2, 2023

Request for qualifications

June 30, 2023

Request for proposals

August 15, 2023

Approval of contract by 
Pueblo Water's Board of Directors

November 9, 2023

Begin construction

July 31, 2024