Reclamation District 2035 and the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency are hosting a ceremony to dedicate a $56 million state-of-the-art surface water intake on the Sacramento River. More than 300 people are expected to attend. The ceremony is open to the public, but RSVPs are requested. RSVPs may be sent to Pamela Welling at email@example.com. The event was highlighted in a recent letter of support from the region's Congressional Delegation.
4 p.m., Tuesday, September 13
Parking areas are located off site. Shuttle service will be provided from 3:15-4 p.m., and immediately following the ceremony.
Backed by historic joint construction and operation agreements between the Conaway Preservation Group and the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency, the intake facility replaces the largest unscreened surface water diversion on the Sacramento River, north of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The intake will provide water for agriculture and municipal uses, while benefitting the fragile Delta ecosystem. With state-of-the-art fish screens, the facility supports the federal interest in improving protections for threatened fish populations, specifically juvenile Chinook Salmon, Steelhead Trout, and Green Sturgeon fisheries. As such, the project successfully attracted $40.2 million in state and federal funding. The intake is also a key element of the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency’s regional surface water supply project, which is designed to improve water quality and reliability for the cities of Woodland and Davis.