CH2M HILL selected for $206M LCRA Lower Basin Reservoir Project

CH2M HILL was selected by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) for the Lower Basin Reservoir Project near Lane City, Texas.

Apr 29th, 2013

DENVER, CO, April 29, 2013 -- CH2M HILL (, a global full-service consulting, design, construction and operations firm, was recently selected by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) for Phase 1 Engineering services for the Lower Basin Reservoir Project near Lane City, Texas. CH2M HILL has performed water resources planning and study work for LCRA for many years, including the recent Water Supply Resource Plan that identified potential strategies to meet water demands through 2100.

The project will involve the following:

Design of an approximate 40,000 acre-foot, off-channel reservoir covering over 1,000 acres and with an earthen berm roughly 40 feet in height

  • Design for pump station and intakes rehab/upgrade with maximum capacity of 561 cubic feet/second, along with associated conveyance to and from the reservoir
  • Assessment and rehabilitation of a low-head dam on the river just downstream

The project will be delivered under a construction management at-risk (CMAR) delivery model, with CH2M HILL serving as the designer. The estimated total project cost is $206 million, with scheduled completion for July 2017.

The CH2M HILL team will be led by project manager and global water services leader for CH2M HILL, Ken Hall. Says Hall, "This win solidifies our leadership position in the dam and large conveyance market. 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. I am confident that our team will deliver a great project for LCRA, and we are excited about this opportunity to help LCRA."


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