Natomas Central Mutual Water Company (NCMWC) is responsible for providing water to irrigate nearly 25,000 acres in the Natomas Basin. Since 1998, LWA has provided planning, engineering, program management and grant administration support for over $50 million of irrigation infrastructure improvements in the Natomas area.
LWA’s work completed on behalf of NCMWC include providing support for the preparation of NEPA/CEQA compliance permitting, performing design calculations, preparing drawings and performance specifications, and assisting with project performance and financial reporting.
LWA provides support for the NMWC's canal modernization and SCADA program. LWA’s responsibilities include planning and developing the projects within the program, securing agricultural water use and energy efficiency grants, designing facility reconstruction/improvement projects and overseeing construction and SCADA integration. LWA has assisted the company in securing nearly $3.7 million in grant funding for the program, which has been leveraged to provide $5.1 million towards SCADA and monitoring equipment, flow measurement devices, gate automation, upgraded motor controls and new tailwater recirculation improvements.
The LWA team currently provides program management and grant administration support for the American Basin Fish Screen Project, which included construction of the new Sankey Diversion (2012) and reconstruction of the Pritchard Lake Diversion (2015). The Project is now focusing on reconstructing the Riverside Diversion and Elkhorn Diversion. LWA will continue to support NCMWC and perform services on an as-need basis.