Garden Highway Mutual Water Company Water Control Projects

Client: Garden Highway Mutual Water Company

Funder: United States Bureau of Reclamation and GHMWC

Location: Dingville, CA

Date: 2014 - 2017

With a water supply pumped from the Feather River, the Garden Highway Mutual Water Company provides irrigation deliveries through a 14-mile network of open channels to serve approximately 3,500 acres of rice and orchard. Several key diversion points did not contain infrastructure that facilitated accurate flow diversions and resulted in unwieldy flow changes and an inability to meet demands reliably without excess spillage.

The system modernization, measurement and real time monitoring and control project incorporated a strategic suite of improvements including a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system that enabled remote monitoring and control of the Company;s VFD controlled pump station, monitoring of seven groundwater well, sand level and flow at two primary spill sites. Data logging at all sites provides the client with tools for enhanced water management and accounting. Infrastructure improvements were constructed by replacing two water level control structures at key division sites with long crested weirs that maintain near constant upstream water levels regardless of flow and constructing two improved spill structures that improve control and the safety of canal operations.

Davids Engineering supported the client’s efforts in achieving their goals through grant writing, planning, design and construction management services. Additionally, we provided all SCADA design and implementation services.

All Projects

Moore Siphon Replacement Project

Dos Rios Ranch SB88 Compliance and Crop Planning Analysis

Hart Ranch On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency Improvements

Orland Project Distribution System Modernization

Water Management Plan Compliance Mapping

Agricultural Development Feasibility Assessment

Analysis of Effects of Water Management on Evapotranspiration from Managed Wetlands

Garden Highway Mutual Water Company Water Control Projects

Richvale Irrigation District Phase I Infrastructure Modernization

Joint Water Districts Board SCADA

Sutter Mutual Water Company Modernization Support

Shasta Valley Groundwater Monitoring

Time Series Evapotranspiration and Applied Water Estimates from Remote Sensing

Customer Delivery Measurement Data Collection and Accounting (RemoteTracker Implementation)

SGMA Technical Support Services and Prop 1 Stressed Basin Grant Project

Efficiency Conservation Definite Plan and Conservation Program

Turlock Irrigation District Agricultural Water Management Plan

Oakdale Irrigation District Agricultural Water Management Plan

Yuba Water Agency Agricultural Water Managment Plan

Feather River Agricultural Water Management Plan (FRRAWMP)

Colusa Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan Development

Madera and Chowchilla Subbasins Groundwater Sustainability Plans

Little Shasta River Efficiency Study

Mill Creek Flow Measurement Improvements

Kettle Spring Improvement Project

Antelope Creek Fish Passage Improvement Project

Conservation Planning and Operations Decision Support