This was a joint project between the City of Littleton and Urban Drainage and Flood Control District. Jackass Gulch was a stream that runs on the north side of Mineral Avenue, from the railroad upstream to the Highline Canal. The specific area of construction was located east of Jackass Hill Road.
The project purpose was to stabilize this eroding section that was threatening adjacent homes and creating excess sediment loads to areas downstream. This is a steep portion of channel with tall, steep, and overhanging banks. The work included drop structures made of grouted boulders, buried riprap, and re-vegetation. Trees that were removed to accommodate the work will be replaced.
Owner – Urban Drainage and Flood Control District
Architect | Engineer – Merrick Engineering