DEER CREEK DAM INTAKE STRUCTURE
Wasatch County, Utah
The Provo River Water Users Association supplies raw water to many bulk customers in the Salt Lake City metro area and delivers water across three counties including Salt Lake, Wasatch, and Utah counties. They are responsible for operating a Bureau of Reclamation dam, intake, and power plant that was conceived in the 1930s. As the dam outlet works is approaching 81 years of use, the Association is looking to the AE2S team to help them determine what improvements to make.
Date: 2019 – Present
Client: Provo River Water Users Association
- Kepner Tregoe Decision Analysis
- New Intake Tower
- Funding Development
- Instrumentation and Controls
AE2S started with a feasibility study that will lead into design and future construction of various improvements including turbine shutoff valves, guard gates, intake tunnels and piping, and a new tower intake that is being planned to be constructed without draining Deer Creek Reservoir.
The new tower intake will have multiple ports that will allow the Association to take water from various elevations based on a water quality. This will benefit downstream water users by requiring less treatment, minimizing treatment costs, and providing the very best water to its downstream water users and stakeholders.
AE2S is helping the Association with both the technical and non-technical elements including engineering, decision analysis via Kepner Tregoe method, funding, branding, public communications, SCADA, and unique delivery methods to help the Association reduce their risk and provide all stakeholders with the highest level of project satisfaction.