After the break to respect native american tribe events in August, the Santa Clara Canyon project is moving on.
During a recent site visit, new photos were taken of the ongoing situation. Water is now being allowed through the structures. Last portions of wire enclosed riprap (18” thick) on flanks of both structures is all that is needed to complete the project. The timing is great because the New Mexico rainy season has begun, with rain falling every day. Santa Clara Pueblo was suffering the consequences of a flood caused by a devastating fire through the canyon considered sacred by the tribe. The new project is aimed to protect the Northern New Mexico Pueblo from the new potential natural disasters.