OCID is calling a Board Meeting on June 24th at 5:30PM, at the Town of Orchard City Community Room, to discuss Potential Allocation Changes and anything else that comes before the board. 

The Board has voted to increase the allocation to 40% at this time, please check back for updates and changes to this.

In the mean time you should check out the water ordering form HERE!


January 3, 2024 Agenda

Fruitgrowers Dam Outlet Gate Improvements Project

Meeting #7 Agenda
January 3, 2024
10:00 a.m.

KGCI Project Reference #: 132
Call in Number: 1-888-633-0347 Passcode: 72888364


Applegate Group: Craig Ullmann, Steven Morris

OCID: Mitch Thomas, Niles Riese, Jeff Widener

Bureau of Reclamation: Josh Dunham, Matt Bryner, Thomas Hook, Phil Ipson

Delta Conservation District: Suzie Bilberry

KGCI: Kyle Kissner, Jaime Jordan


Tasks Previously Completed

  • Parts lists received: 
    • Gate house, shaft & gate chamber layout (270-417-256) 
      • Self retracting lifelines 
    • Shaft deck assembly (270-417-258) 
      • Roof hatch expected _ship 2/16/24_______ 
    • Chamber landing and shaft guide & pipe hangar assemblies (270-417-263) 
    • Sprocket covers and drive assembly (270-417-269) 
    • Valve actuator assembly (270-417-272) 
    • Bolt assemblies (270-417-279)

Work Completed

  • Placement of concrete for building slab on 12/21. 
  • Picked up materials for ventilation system from Bolinger & Queen on 12/20. Placed vent pipe section shaft approxi-mately 10’. 
  • Submitted NetDMR report on 12/28. Dewatering permit terminated. 
  • Picked up primer/paint on 12/20. Dremel cleanup on underside of pipe before primer & paint application. Applied two coats of primer before applying final top coat on 12/29.
  • Due to the amount of material within the pipe and at the inlet/outlet sections of the pipe, opted to wait to exercise valves. KGCI will get with Southwestern Systems to get a quote on removing material from stilling basin next week. 
  • Bryan met with Niles and Jeff concerning cleaning out the pond at Dairy. Submit quote by end of this week.

2 Week Look Ahead: 

  • Order approved Fresno slide gate (awaiting approval for submittal sent 1/2). 
  • Submit December billing today (1/3/24) 
  • Submit updated schedule by the end of this week. 
  • Order actuators (awaiting information from B&Q for Bettis manufacturer). 
  • Spoke with Shelby Bear and Phil Sanchez from DMEA re: installation of power poles. DMEA is going to verify staking hopefully by the end of day to day. Once verified, they will let us know when they anticipate being onsite. 
  • Begin erection of equipment building. 
  • Doughty Steel fab galvanization completed; ready for pickup _1/9/24______. High Country Manufacturing to continue fabrication of machine components.

12/21/23—Double mat of rebar and placement of concrete

Double mat of rebar and placement of concrete

Placement of concrete

12/21/23—Concrete placement w/ light broom finish

12/28/23—Sanding second coat of primer at existing pipe section

Sanding second coat of primer

12/29/23—Placement of final paint coating

Final Paint Coating

Parts list items received.

Parts List

Another Parts List

Even More Parts