Ivins City has started construction of the Kayenta Debris and Detention Dams. In 2014, the Coyote Gulch Wash in the Kayenta area experienced some monster flooding. If you have any doubt, search for “Kayenta Flood” on Youtube.com and you will see what I mean. The City applied for federal funding from the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and received a 75% grant from the Emergency Watershed Program for the $1.4 million project. The dams were designed by Jones and Demille, and JP Excavating has been selected and started the construction. Terry Marten of Kayenta Development donated the property. In addition to the dams, the funds also contributed to the replacement of a 48-inch diameter metal culvert with a 4’x10’ concrete box culvert and install headwalls on the culvert crossings at Kwavasa Drive and Kayenta Parkway. The project is planned to be completed by April 2018.