Swastika Mine and Dutchman Canyon Maintenance and Stream Restoration Project
SUMMARY OF WORK
The Swastika Mine and Dutchman Canyon Maintenance and Stream Restoration Project is located about 4.5 miles northwest of Raton in Colfax County, New Mexico. The project area is on private land within the Maxwell Land Grant (LATITUDE: 36°55’13.8″N LONGITUDE: 104°29’30.2″W).
The AML Program, in partnership with Vermejo Park Ranch (Ranch), has completed efforts and is continuing work to mitigate the effects of legacy coal mining on land and water resources at the Swastika Mine Reclamation site. As part of this effort, AML completed work in 2012 to:
1. Stabilize and reclaim an extensive series of steep and actively eroding coal gob piles within Dillon Canyon using geomorphic approaches to create a restored landform;
2. Restore a straightened and deeply incised section of stream channel adjacent to the gob piles Recent flooding in the canyon has caused project wide erosion to restored elements including gullying of swales and channels constructed as part of the upland landform restoration and down-cutting, scour, and lateral migration of the constructed stream channel.
Based on the inventory and post-flood analysis completed for the project, a set of site-specific practices were developed that could be used to mitigate flood damage that occurred in the canyon after the completion of the 2012 project. This “restoration toolbox” includes measures that, implemented holistically, could help to enhance water quality, improve stream stability and function, and expand wetland and riparian habitat.
|Specifications, Maps and Images|
|Swastika Mine and Dutchman Canyon Maintenance and Stream Restoration Project Manual|
|Images of the Project|
|Sealed Bid Opening||Pre-Bid Opening|
NM STATE PURCHASING DIVISION
APPARENT LOW BIDDERS LIST
MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE
Due to the State of New Mexico’s efforts to prevent further exposure/spread of the virus SARS-CoV-2 and to continue to practice social distancing, the New Mexico Abandoned Mine Land Program (AML) Program held a virtual mandatory pre-bid meeting via Zoom, a web-based video conferencing tool.
General Services Department
P.O. Box 6850
Santa Fe, NM 87502
|Administrative and Technical Questions and/or Comments
Administrative: Amanda Muller @ 505.476.3491 or e-mail
Technical: Yeny Maestas @ 505.469.6678 or e-mail
|Completion of Contract|
|Year Completed: 2021
Project Engineer: Oxbow Ecological Engineering
Project Manager and Assistant Engineer: Yeny Maestas