U.S. seeks hydraulic model for dam safety work at Isabella Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks development of a hydraulic model for dam safety work at Isabella Dam on California’s Kern River. Bids are due June 10.

Built in 1953 as a flood control and water conservation structure, Isabella Dam is being studied for remedial actions to prevent possible failure during earthquakes. Isabella Dam is the site of the 11.95-MW Isabella project (No. 8377).

The Corps’ Sacramento District requested information in January on firms capable of performing geophysical surveying of Isabella Dam.

The Corps now seeks bids for development of a physical hydraulic model and testing Froude similitude of the physical model for the proposed emergency spillway at Isabella Dam.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9123813Q0039 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids are due June 10. For information, contact Deanna C. Zemovich, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, 1325 J St., Sacramento, CA 95814; (1) 916-557-7027; E-mail: deanna.c.zemovich@usace.army.mil.

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