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!

 
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November 15, 2023 Agenda

Fruitgrowers Dam Outlet Gate Improvements Project

Meeting #2 Agenda
November 15, 2023
10:00 a.m.

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

Attendees

Applegate Group: Craig Ullmann, Steven Morris

OCID: Mitch Thomas, Niles Riese

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

Delta Conservation District: Suzie Bilberry

KGCI: Kyle Kissner, Jaime Jordan

Agenda

Tasks Previously Completed

The following submittals have been approved: 

  • 01 14 10-1 Land Use and Landscape Rehabilitation Plan 
  • 01 35 20-1 Safety Program, including Confined Space JHA and program requirements and Removing and Re-placing Miscellaneous Metals JHA. 
  • 01 55 20-1 Traffic Control Plan 
  • 01 57 30-1 Pollution Prevention Plan 
  • 02 83 33-1 Recycled Materials Handling and Disposal Plan 
  • 02 83 33-3 LBP Mitigation Plan (includes JHA) 
  • 05 50 00-1 Product Data for Self-Retracting Lifelines 
  • 31 03 33-1 Removal and Control of Water Plan 

Onsite Update

  • Created access, excavated and set initial gravel packed sump on Wednesday November 8th. Due to the amount of material and material makeup the sump failed. Over the last 6 days, including Saturday and Sunday. The main issue consisted of water backing up and cutting into the muck at upstream locations. In order to draw the water down to the most beneficial location, we utilized high pressure washers to establish the well point below the intake structure grate elevation. Over the last week we have utilized water injection dredging around the entire structure to remove over 100 CY of material to expose the grates (50,000 gallons of water). Due to the amount of muck, we have also needed to place approximately 250 tons of boulders to create stabi-lized banks, create pools, and cut down on the amount of silty, muck material still coming down stream.(Note: On Sunday November 11th, the weir gauge below the dam was reading 6.5)
  • As of tonight, November 14th, (2) 6” pumps are pumping water into the spillway at nearly full capacity. A 3rd 6 inch pump will need to be added today November 15th to draw the water down completely. Muck is still playing an issue, however we feel we are getting a handle on controlling pump blockage and sump build up.
  • Wench system set up Thursday morning on the dam and starting to remove misc. metals. When dewatering is consistent and complete, we will also begin removing pipe. Anticipated for Friday or Saturday. KGCI will be working through the weekend and next week to continue removal of any misc. metals and installation of new spool valve, as well as maintain dewatering operations. 
  • Forthcoming submittals: 
    • 02 83 33-2 Bills of Lading and Recycling Certificates for Misc. Metals 
    • 02 83 33-4 Bills of Lading and Certificates of Disposal for Hazardous Waste 
    • 02 83 3305 Remaining Metalwork Inspection Report 
    • 03 30 00-1 Reinforcement Diagrams and Lists 
    • 03 30 00-1 Approval Data for Cast-In-Place Concrete 
    • 03 62 20-1 Packaged Nonshrink Grout 
    • 35 22 16-1 Commercial Product Data (manual operator gearbox and motorized actuator) 
  •  Requests from Doughty Steel 
    • 3D models 
    • Dimensions for Sections A-A and C-C on drawing 270-417-266 (RFI #1)

11/8/23—Prior to Initial Dewatering Operations. Approximately 6” of Structure Exposed
Progress

11/8/23— Minor excavation around structure, looking south.
Minor excavation around structure, looking south

11/8/23—Excavate approximately 8’ deep to set gravel packed sump. Sump failed & stream started to cut into bank upstream changing waterflow direction to come around south side of structure.
Excavate approximately 8’ deep to set gravel packed sump. Sump failed & stream started to cut into bank upstream changing waterflow direction to come around south side of structure

11/9—11/14 — Began water injection dredging. Stream flow is coming around area and now entering on the south side of structure.
Began water injection dredging. Stream flow is coming around area and now entering on the south side of structure.
More water injection dredging.
Stream flow is coming around area and now entering on the south side of structure. 
More Photos of Water

11/12/23— Cleaning debris from around screen
Cleaning debris from around screen

11/13/23— Checking grade to set new sump and pump.
Checking grade to set new sump and pump

11/14 — Continuously cleaning around discharge structure to ensure water does not back up.
Continuously cleaning around discharge structure to ensure water does not back up

11/14 — Setting 1 of 2 48” sumps.
Setting 1 of 2 48” sumps

11/14/23— Pumping into spillway structure
Pumping into spillway structure

2 Week Look Ahead

  • Continue and maintain dewatering operations. 
  • Remove misc. metals, pipe and valves within shaft. 
  • Install new spool. 
  • Start lead abatement at sections of pipe required. 
  • Continue fabrication process 
  • Continue submittal process

Meeting Questions

Time for questions will be provided.