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Salton Sea Species Conservation Habitat

    On Budget
    On Schedule
    Zero Time Lost
    State of California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
    Construction Management Services
    Brawley, CA
    September 2020

    In 2018, local agencies declared an emergency and, in coordination with the State, funded and developed the Salton Sea Management Program, which is a 10-year plan to develop a suitable environmental habitat for maintaining aquatic and avian wildlife and to minimize fine particle dust emissions from the exposed playa due to accelerated evaporation of the Salton Sea relative to water inflow.

    This project is the first design-build project for the Salton Sea program. This $206.5M project includes the creation of 4100 acres of habitat ponds and wetlands for migratory birds and fish on the southern shore of the Salton Sea east and west of the New River Delta. MWH is the CMS provider for the DWR Salton Sea Species Conservation Habitat Project.

    "MWH has been instrumental in helping us with our construction management inspection services needs. With this being the Department's first major design-build project, coordinating with the Design-Builder and all other stakeholders has been effective and efficient due to MWH’s ability to communicate effectively and anticipate issues related to design and construction before they even happen. The MWH Team came prepared and willing to assist us in overcoming challenges that can hamper many projects of this size and scope. Their insightful experience and know-how of the construction process has proven to be a great asset. This project is no easy undertaking especially with this level of visibility, however, with MWH’s assistance, we have continued to move forward with and meet important construction milestones."
    Vivien Maisonneuve
    Department of Water Resources, Salton Sea Program