Securing water supply for drought-stricken region
A project identified in a Water Supply Resources Plan written in 2010 is one of several strategies for meeting central Texas water demand through 2100.
Owner: Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), Austin
Project: A 13-billion-gallon reservoir off the main channel of the Colorado River will reduce the need to release water from the region’s main reservoirs upstream, which provide water for more than 1 million people, businesses, and farms.
Contract includes: Reservoir and pump station design, intake, and associated conveyance upgrade, assessment and rehabilitation of a low-head dam downstream.
Contract value: $250 million
Awarded to: CH2M Hill
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