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  • Sediment removal will close portion of Santa Cruz River Park

    Jan 14, 2020 | Read More News
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    The Pima County Regional Flood Control District plans to remove approximately 140,000 cubic yards of sediment from the bed of the Santa Cruz River channel between the Grant Road and Prince Road alignments.

    As many as 350 trucks per day will enter and exit the Santa Cruz near Juhan Park, 1770 West Copper St., requiring a closure of the west bank of The Chuck Huckelberry Loop between Grant and Prince the duration of the project. Users should plan on using the east bank path during the work week for the duration of the project.  The Loop will be open on the weekends. 
    Loop closure map 
    The work will tentatively begin Jan. 15 and could last up to three months. Work will take place Monday through Friday from approximately 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Sediment removed from the bottom of the channel will be transported to an eroded section of riverbank north of Grant Road and used to create a nature park with water harvesting features, native plants and pathways.
     
    Crews will preserve stands of desirable vegetation while removing invasive species and other plant life that could contribute to flooding or hamper Flood Control’s response. County-contracted herpetologists this week will scour the area and hope to relocate dozens of lizards and other reptiles. 

    For more information, contact the RFCD by phone at 520-724-4600 or online.