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SMUD Upper American River Project

SMUD Upper American River Project,
Weir Construction

Location: El Dorado – Sacramento Counties, California
Year Completed: 2012

The Upper American River Project (UARP), on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada, is owned and operated by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). This large hydroelectric development includes several reservoirs and powerhouses located along streams and rivers within the river basin. SMUD recognized the need for upgrades and repairs along the UARP, and TCB Industrial was awarded the contract in June of 2012.

The project consisted of concrete fortification of the existing upper weir structure below Loon Lake, removal of the existing weir structure below Ice House Dam and removal of existing low flow structure, followed by installation of a new reinforced concrete weir and low flow structure.

This project was completed on time and within budget by a highly skilled TCB team of trade union craftsmen including Carpenters, Millwrights, Pipe Fitters, Operating Engineers, Northern California Laborers, and Cement Masons & Plasterers.