CH2M Hill has won a contract to perform engineering services for the first phase of a lower Colorado River basin project near Lane City, Texas.
The company will design an approximate 40,000 acre-foot reservoir and a pumping station, as well as assess and rehabilitate a low-head dam on the river, CH2M Hill said Thursday.
According to the company, the project costs around $206 million and is scheduled to complete by July 2017.
Ken Hall, project manager and global water services head, will lead the team that will perform work under a construction management at-risk agreement.
“The ongoing drought is really driving water providers to supplement water supplies to meet customer needs, and we expect more reservoir and conveyance projects like this in the coming years,” Hall said.
CH2M recently helped the Lower Colorado River Authority develop a water supply resource plan, aiming to identify strategies for meeting demand through 2100.