Fish protection sought for Lower Yellowstone dam in U.S.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to seek bids for construction of main canal intake diversion fish protection at Lower Yellowstone Diversion Dam on the Yellowstone River at Intake, Montana. A request for proposals is expected April 2 with bids due about May 2.

The Corps sought information in February from businesses potentially qualified to perform the work. (HydroWorld 1/22/10) The Corps’ Omaha District also requested information in December 2009 on fish screens that could be utilized to prevent endangered pallid sturgeon from being diverted to an irrigation canal by the Lower Yellowstone Diversion Dam. (HydroWorld 12/30/09)

Work is to involve construction of new headworks for fish screens and sluice gates, including about 12 separate fish screens and gates, a 20-foot-tall by 800-foot-long cofferdam, and a new canal. The work is expected to cost between $10 million and $25 million.

A pre-solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9128F10R0031 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids are expected to be due May 2. For information, contact Wanda Carter-Davis, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Omaha District, 1616 Capital Ave., Omaha, NE 68102-4901; (1) 402-995-2059; E-mail: wanda.c.carter-davis@usace.army.mil.

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