Improvements at Cheyenne

Improvements at Cheyenne

The intake reservoir below the Crystal Lake dam, at Cheyenne, Wyo., is being renovated to place the reservoir in a more sanitary condition. The work includes a narrowing of the canal, a lining of the bottom with granite boulders and leveling the bed, filling in all the pockets, and the construction of levies across coves in which water was heretofore permitted to stand. Engineer R. D. Goodrich, after making a complete inspection of the work, stated that the sanitary conditions had been greatly’ improved. By narrowing the bed of the stream, the water is continually in motion, whereas, heretofore it moved so slowly that it was allowed to become warm. In filling the pockets in the reservoir eddies and whirlpools are no longer formed. A dirt dam is being constructed across the mouth of a gulch opening ‘directly above the intake. This will check the surface water after heavy rains.

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