Greg Raines talks complex tunneling at The Chimney Hollow reservoir project, a new planned scheme just west of Loveland, Colorado
By Greg Raines
The Chimney Hollow reservoir project is a new planned scheme approximately 13 km west of Loveland, Colorado. The Municipal Subdistrict of the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District is developing the project as a component of the Windy Gap Firming project. Stantec was awarded the engineering services contract for the project in early 2016, which includes a main dam, spillway, saddle dam, and conveyance features connecting the Chimney Hollow reservoir to the existing Colorado-Big Thompson project infrastructure. Stantec and the Municipal Subdistrict developed a design that prioritized dam safety and successfully achieved all project goals.
About the Author
Greg Raines has over 30 years’ experience in tunnel planning, design, and construction. He has consulted on hundreds of tunneling projects, which include tunnel inspection/rehabilitation, large diameter water/wastewater tunnels, mining-related tunnels, deep shafts, and caverns.