Because of winter storms, the Department of Water Resource's (DWR) San Luis Field Division needs to make repairs in the West Gale Avenue area of DWR’s existing Westside Detention Basin (WSDB). All work will occur in the existing WSDB area. With the exception of increasing the size of two equipment turnaround areas to safely accommodate maintenance equipment, the project will restore the WSDB features to design specifications. The project will occur in an approximately 40-acre area located about 3.0 miles southeast of the City of Huron, in Fresno County.
Work includes constructing a temporary water fill station, restoring a staging area, providing a vehicle and equipment washdown area, pumping out water that seeped from the Aqueduct, modifying an existing embankment vehicle and equipment turnaround area and ramp to create a pad for equipment, repairing portions of the WSDB embankments, expanding an existing vehicle and equipment turnaround area that is adjacent to the Gale Avenue rubber dam, armoring the repaired embankments with base rock materials and riprap, and covering the top of the repaired areas with a crushed rock cap. Where necessary, mowing and vegetation removal will occur to allow equipment access to the staging area and work areas.