Project Description


Irrigation Diversion

Reliable Full Decree of Water

The design and reconstruction of an irrigation diversion to deliver a full decree of reliable water while eliminating the annual practice of bulldozing gravel “push-up” dams, removing an impediment to fish migration and enhancing the potential for recreational boating.


Smith McKnight Irrigation Company, Dan Geolfos (970) 872-4296

Cost $50,000

Crane Associates raised the funds for this project.


Constructing the Diversion Weir

Placing rocks for the diversion weir during construction.


Post-construction water diversion at low water

The complete project delivering a full head of water during low-flow summer season.


“Jeff came on board to provide technical assistance and oversight of a riverbank stabilization project. Even though this project was being completed with federal funding, he said, “It’s simple.” and with him on board, the project was in fact simple. He had a clear vision from start to finish that he helped the contractor to successfully execute in less than one month. If you want someone who will get the job done and make sure that it’s done right the first time, I recommend Crane Associates without hesitation.”

Alyssa Shomion, Agriculture Disaster Recovery Grants Program Grant Technician, Colorado Department of Local Affairs