The project is limited to the construction of a new pumping plant and fish screen facility to replace the existing Riverside Pumping Plant currently operated onsite. The project also includes the diversion of water from the Sacramento River at a maximum rate of 45 cfs and up to 7,597-acre feet per year. The existing pumping plant diverts up to approximately 45 cubic feet per second (cfs) for agricultural and beneficial uses. The replacement pumping plant will be located approximately within the same footprint as the existing facility and operate in the same capacity. Project activities generally include select demolition of the existing pumping plant structure, including structural, mechanical, and electrical components; a new pump support structure
founded on steel pipe piles, an access road from Garden Highway to the pumping plant, a cylindrical tee screen unit with integral brush cleaning system and retrieval system, a log boom to minimize damage from floating debris, one irrigation supply pump with adjustable-frequency drive, a motor anticipated to be rated at 45 cfs at approximately 34 feet total dynamic head, a discharge piping extending from the new pump to an aboveground flow meter located adjacent to the existing pump house, and miscellaneous auxiliary equipment and site improvements.