Riverbend Engineering has been working with the New Mexico Game & Fish on the Quality Waters below Navajo Dam on the San Juan River in northern New Mexico. To date, three projects have been completed: the Braids, Munoz Flats, and the Hammond Tract.
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Development of a 43 acre site, to create open water habitat for migratory birds and wetland habitat for plant and animal diversity. Riverbend’s inspection work include general construction management as well as hands on work with the contractor during construction of fish habitat structures in the river. Overall, the project included 8 acres of new ponds, 110,000 CY of earthwork, 2.8 acres of new wetlands along with 5.4 acres of existing (enhanced) wetlands, and 40,000 new plants installed. A new water diversion system delivers up to 15 CFS from the San Juan River. The construction inspection services included review of materials testing, documentation of daily construction activities, measurement of progress pay quantities, facilitation of weekly progress meetings, contract closeout paperwork and inspections, etc.
Riverbend Engineering contracted with NM Game and Fish to provide preliminary and final designs, and construction oversight services for this project. The project goals included river restoration, invasive plant species removal, improved fish habitat in the river, restoration of a relic river channel, and creation of an open water pond and associated wetland. The project is located on NMDGF property, about 14 miles south of the town of Navajo Dam. A total of 15 in-stream structures were installed as well as a new boat ramp, improved parking lot and a new public restroom. Riverbend provide construction inspection services throughout the work period.