Delta-Mendota Canal/California Aqueduct Intertie (Intertie)
The Intertie has been constructed in an unincorporated area of the San Joaquin Valley in Alameda County, west of the city of Tracy, California. The facility is located in a rural agricultural area owned by federal and state governments.
The Intertie, a shared federal-state water system improvement, connects the DMC (federal facility) and the CA (state facility) via two 108-inch-diameter pipes and pumping capacity of 467 cubic feet per second (900 cfs gravity flow from CA to DMC). The Intertie connection is 500 linear feet. The Intertie addresses DMC conveyance conditions that had restricted use of the C.W. “Bill” Jones Pumping Plant to less than its design capacity, potentially restoring as much as 35,000 acre-feet of average annual deliveries to the Central Valley Project (CVP).
Jones Pumping Plant and the DMC are the primary federal water delivery facilities that provide water to CVP contractors south of the Bay-Delta. The Intertie provides redundancy in the water distribution system, allows for maintenance and repair activities that are less disruptive to water deliveries, and provides the flexibility to respond to CVP and State Water Project (SWP) emergencies. The contract was awarded in July 2010 and construction was completed in April 2012.
- Restores DMC conveyance capacity back to 4,600 cfs.
- Improves CVP water deliveries to south of Delta contractors.
- Provides capability to fill CVP San Luis earlier in the water year, more frequently.
- Provides flexibility during CVP or SWP maintenance activities or emergencies.
~ Latest News ~
- Construction Photos:
- Jan-Feb 2012 Project Status Update
- December 2011 Project Status Update
- November 2011 Project Status Update
- October 2011 Project Status Update
- September 2011 Project Status Update
- August 2011 Project Status Update
- July 2011 Project status update
- June 2011 Project status update
- April 2011 (pdf - 1.5 MB)
- January-March 2011 (pdf 1 MB)
- November-December 2010 (pdf - 1 MB)
- Ground Breaking Ceremony Gallery
- DOI News Release October 14, 2010 - Secretary Salazar and other Federal, State, Local Leaders Break Ground on Intertie Project to Improve Water Deliveries
- DOI News Release July 29, 2010 - Secretary Salazar Announces $14.6 Million of Economic Recovery Funding for Delta-Mendota Canal/California Aqueduct Intertie Pumping Plant, Underground Pipeline
- DOI News Release - April 2010 Delta-Mendota Canal/California Aqueduct Intertie Pumping Plant, Underground Pipeline is Awarded $20.7 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funding
- Record of Decision, Delta-Mendota Canal/California Aqueduct, Final Environmental Impact Statement, December 2009 (pdf - 783 KB)
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