The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded an $8 million contract to Alltech Engineering Corp. to perform maintenance and repair of ten radial gates at the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ 19.5-MW Headgate Rock Dam.
Alltech, based in Mendota Heights, Minn., is to rehabilitate gate operating mechanisms, sealing apparatus, and protective coatings, and to perform other work as necessary at the dam, on the Colorado River near Parker.
BuRec Commissioner Robert Johnson announced the award Dec. 28, saying the work will repair ï¿½wear and tearï¿½ and ensure the gates function safely and efficiently for many years. Work begins in January, and it is to be completed by April 2009.
BuRec built Headgate Rock Dam for BIA. The dam diverts water onto Colorado River Indian Tribe lands and provides electricity to the tribe.