Shores Interconnect Pipelines

Shores Interconnect Pipelines


Longmont, Colorado

Three of the reservoirs at the Shores Reservoir Complex near Firestone, Colorado have been hydraulically connected using 24-inch diameter pipelines.


Construction of pipe end with gate stem operator.

Deere & Ault designed these interconnect pipelines for construction using microtunneling and horizontal directional drilling techniques. The construction went forward using horizontal directional drilling with special drilling heads designed for hard sandstone applications.

The interconnect designs also included slope stem operators with heavy-duty sluice gates.

Client:  Central Colorado Water Conservancy District

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