McCormick Ditch Restoration Project
Water diverted from Coal Creek at the McCormick Ditch provides irrigation water for the Town’s parks and Verzuh Ranch.
In 2013, CCWC partnered with HCCA and the Town of Crested Butte to improve and restore the McCormick Ditch on Coal Creek.
Crane Associates designed a new diversion structure made of rocks that would allow some water to bypass the headgate.
Funding was provided by CCWC, the UGRWCD, and the Gunnison Basin Roundtable.
Lacy Construction donated some machinery and the rocks were purchased from United Companies.
The McCormick Ditch Restoration Project can be described as a monumental success for CCWC, HCCA, the community of Crested Butte, and the environmental integrity of Coal Creek.
This project achieved:
The final cost of the project came in well under budget by approximately $48,000.00; the final cost of the project was $15,648.33 compared to the original estimate of $63,841.00.