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City Council Expected to OK $300K Sediment Removal from Rivers

 
City Council Expected to OK $300K Sediment Removal from Rivers
Posted February 24th, 2014 @ 1:40pm by KFBK News - Mike Simpson

Low water levels in the Sacramento River may cost us a few hundred grand.

The city council is expected to approve $300,000 worth of sediment removal from the water intake plant near Jiboom Street.

"Just the south of the confluence of the Sacramento and American rivers," Supervising Engineer Dan Sherry said. 

Sherry says they're trying to install submersible pumps to draw in river water when -- because of the drought -- it falls below the level of the main pump. They're ground-level though, so the dirt and rocks have to go first.

"It's five to 10 feet in certain areas, so in order to get those pumps in to meet our summer demand, it's critical," he said. 

A dive team will do the extraction, the solids will be taken to a landfill.

 

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