Replenished Habitat At Swift Reservoir, the uppermost reservoir, a new 10,000-square-foot floating surface collector helps thousands of juvenile fish hatched in the surrounding freshwater streams to migrate to the sea. A system of netting and river-like outflow conditions direct fish away from the spillway and powerhouse intake of the 412-foot-high Swift Dam and toward the collector. From there, they are transported in trucks around the three dams, where they are released downstream to continue their migration. When the fish return from the ocean to the freshwater as adults, an improved fish passage system awaits at the 313-foot-high Merwin Dam, the furthest downstream dam on the river. This system includes a “fish ladder” and sorting facility. Based on sorting, fish collected at Merwin are either routed to a local hatchery or released in locations upstream of Swift Dam to spawn naturally in the Lewis River or its tributaries. As is the case at Swift Dam, specially-designed trucks safely transport the fish around the three dams. Over time, the projects are expected to help recolonize the upper Lewis River with growing populations of wild fish, some of which are listed by the Endangered Species Act, including Lower Columbia River chinook, coho and steelhead. And that can only mean a stronger tie between the region’s people and the natural environment, thanks to the partnership of PacifiCorp and Black & Veatch, along with its specialty sub-consultants. The Merwin facilities have the capacity to handle 3,700 adult fish per day, all of which must pass upstream or to hatcheries within 24 hours of collection. Contact us to learn more about what we can do for you. 0 Related Insights With Grid Modernization, Utilities Poised For Most Visible Transformation The annual Strategic Directions Report series offers analysis and insights into key issues and trends facing the smart cities and utilities, electric, natural gas, and water utility sectors. Designing Mines with Water in Mind Climate change, a growing global population and accelerating urbanization are deepening concern over the world’s water security. Digital Water There’s huge potential to reap the true benefits of advances in digital water future, no matter what stage of the journey you are on. Black & Veatch uses Memphis sewer project as moment to mentor contractors about avoiding job harm Black & Veatch shared its time-tested safety practices during a free seminar for local supervisors and contractors working on the 10-year Memphis Sanitary Sewer Overflow program. Stormwater Management: Program Planning Critical to Resilient Systems Understanding key industry priorities and investment drivers can help stormwater utility managers balance the diverse and complex financial, regulatory and community needs involved in stormwater management. Related Project Stories Black & Veatch, Coalition Donate Electric Resiliency to Hurricane-Affected Puerto Rico School, Saving it in the Process A coalition led by Black & Veatch donated tens of thousands of dollars in technology along with the manpower to provide a new, solar-driven power source for the SU Manuel Ortiz in Yabucoa, ground zero of Hurricane Maria. Redevelopment and Restoration of Abandoned Industrial Site Brings Back Native Wildlife Black & Veatch partnered with the State of Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to go beyond their initial cleanup assignment to develop a solution that focuses on long-term sustainability and natural resource management for all living creatures in the Yorklyn Valley region. Water Reuse Provides Cost Savings to City, Avocado Farmers The city of Escondido, Calif., had converging challenges. It had too much wastewater and not enough potable water. The answer: water reuse. A Wastewater Treatment Plant that Pays for Itself Black & Veatch is the designer and builder of a new, $35 million solids treatment system for the Liverpool Wastewater Treatment Plant in Medina County, Ohio. The system provides energy performance savings and other sustainable benefits through an innovative Design-Build Performance Contract. As a result, the county expects to be able to pay for the new system without increasing customer rates. New Ulu Pandan Demonstration Plant Sets the Global Standard for Water Innovation The Ulu Pandan Wastewater Treatement Demonstration Center has a treatment capacity of 12,500m3/day, and serves to test advanced water treatment technologies before deploying them on a larger scale at Tuas Water Reclamation Plant in the future.