The American Society of Civil Engineers Sacramento Section awarded PG&E and SAGE Engineers with the 2017 Outstanding Water Project of the Year for the South Yuba Canal Landslide at 8/2 Flume.
In February 2017, PG&E discovered that landslides had occurred adjacent to the South Yuba Canal (SYC) and damaged a 250-linear foot flume. The landslides had damaged the flume and partially undermined the upstream foundations and transition structure. The damage fully disrupted functionality of the canal. The SYC is a key part of PG&E’s hydroelectric operations, as well as a local irrigation districts main source of both domestic and irrigation water. The canal moves water from PG&E’s powerhouse, and is then used to deliver water to the local irrigation district, which in turn provides water to users throughout Nevada County, CA. With the onset of irrigation season, and water demand expected to increase, hydro crews from PG&E needed to work as quickly as possible to make the necessary improvements and bring the canal back into service.