Rifle Correctional Center Reservoir

Rifle Correctional Center Reservoir


Rifle, Colorado

Rehabilitation design and construction at the Colorado Department of Corrections’ RCC No. 1 Dam included construction of a two stage soil filter and the installation of a geomembrane liner. The liner system consisted of a 60 mil Hypalon geomembrane underlain by a 16 ounce geosynthetic cushion layer. The liner covers approximately 180,000 square feet of the reservoir.


Installation of 60mm Geomembrane lining system.

Water storage in the reservoir is provided to meet the prison’s fire water demands and augment wells for the potable supply to the prison. The project included the unique challenge of working in a high security environment and utilizing inmate work forces in the construction.

Client: Colorado Department of Corrections

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