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Project: Infrastructure Modernization and Canal Operations Decision Support

Description: This construction project provides for system modernization, boundary flow monitoring, and full implementation of the requirement for water delivery measurements at farm-gate turnouts in order to conserve water by reducing operational spillage through a combination of infrastructure modernization improvements and implementation of a canal operations decision support system (CODSS). This project includes construction of infrastructure improvements for 230 gravity turnouts, 35 pump turnouts, and six primary operational spills; furnishing and installing the District SCADA system by DE, including base station, field sensors and power supplies, telemetry, data management and instrument control equipment, and one second generation RemoteTracker rod with wireless flow sensor to allow operators to measure deliveries through gates smaller than 18 inches, which cannot currently be measured; and minor improvements to nine headings consisting of installation of staff gages. The project also includes associated final engineering designs; environmental compliance and permits; training and implementation support; monitoring and verification of operations and expected benefits; and public outreach regarding on-going project implementation.

Reference Number: 3860-P01-127

Implemented By: Biggs-West Gridley Water District


Type: Monitoring, Infrastructure Improvement, Water Management

Total Cost: $2,963,348.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 12/31/2021    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Butte

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Federal Contribution1/17/2017$747,311.00
Local Contribution6/1/2017$734,363.00
Prop. 1, Water Conservation and Water Use Efficiency Plans, Projects, and Programs6/1/2017$1,481,674.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Infrastructure ImprovementOther  
Water ManagementAgricultural Drainage  
Water ManagementWater Use Efficiency - Best Mgt. Practices  
Water ManagementWater Use Efficiency - Conservation  

Water Action Plan Target

Make Conservation a California Way of LifeAction Description
Increase Regional Self-Reliance and Integrated Water Management Across All Levels of GovernmentAction Description
Manage and Prepare for Dry PeriodsAction Description


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