City Creek Aqueduct: Underground utilities are some of the forgotten marvels of civil engineering. While it is typical to bury these structures, it is rare and extremely difficult to perform structural evaluations at a later date. The City Creek Aqueduct that was constructed in 1910 in Salt Lake City, Utah provided a rare opportunity to evaluate how an underground structure had fared after 100 years.
Dimple Dell Tunnel: Dimple Dell Recreational Nature Park is a great place to ride horses, mountain bikes or hike. The 644-acre park is long (with nearly five miles of trail) and narrow. Until now, users had to cross 1300 East (nearly 30,000 cars per day) to get from the east half of the park to the west side. A cooperative project between UDOT, Sandy City and Salt Lake County has created a tunnel under 1300 East. The 14’ x 14’ tunnel was selected to provide an open feel to the horseback riders, mountain bikers and hikers that will use it. It was also of a size that could allow some emergency vehicle access. The tunnel is part of a $30 million project to improve traffic safety along 1300 East.
Weber Canal: In Utah, the Davis and Weber Counties Canal Company (D&W) (1884), provides water to farmers for irrigation and urban residents for lawns and gardens. Seventy-seven percent of the water delivered by the 16.8 – mile canal from two mountain storage reservoirs is used for agriculture. Among the many challenges of managing the irrigation system are water loss, and landslides.
SR-92 Highway Drainage: Geneva Pipe is extremely proud to be a part of the efforts by this award winning UDOT, CH2M Hill, Flatiron and Harper team. Our congratulations go out to the entire team on this $148 Million Road Project that contained approximately 12 miles of concrete drainage pipe.
Blue Diamond: You may not notice from inside the casinos that the Las Vegas Strip is at the heart of one of the most difficult-to-manage storm water basins in the world. Recent urban sprawl has created a population of approximately 2 million. This development has significantly increased the hard surface areas associated with rapid runoff. These surfaces, along with steep mountain slopes and the armored desert floor are flooding surface water into the dry desert washes more frequently than any time in recorded history. While the average rainfall in the las Vegas Valley is 4.49 inches, a half inch of rain falling over the entire valley can bring major roads to a standstill. Summer thunderstorms can drop half of the annual rainfall, leading to deaths and major property damage. Water flowing through Las Vegas Valley channels and detention basins can rise as fast as one foot per minute and move as quickly as 30 miles per hour. National statistics show that more deaths occur in floods each year than any other natural disaster.