OWENS LAKE DUST MITIGATION, PHASES 7a, 9, 10

CITY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND POWER

LADWP Owens Lake Aerial
The artificial desiccation of Owens Lake has created the single largest source of PM-10 dust in the United States. Dust storms from the dry lake bed are a significant health hazard to residents of Owens Valley and nearby areas, and impact air quality in a large region around the lake bed. USGS

Beyaz & Patel provided preliminary structural design services for the Owens Lake Dust Mitigation Project, Phase 7 Dust Control Areas, including landscape structures for a visitors center, pavilion, and pedestrian walk-way; a review of design details for equipment pad foundations for above-grade pumps, piping, valves, filters, electrical, modular structures and appurtenances; footings and top slabs for precast maintenance holes and vaults; inlet and outlet structures; equipment and structure anchorage; footings, headwalls, and concrete supports for culverts, spillways and sluice gates; and piers, footings and supports for the meteorological cameras, communications and SCADA equipment, and tower supports.

Beyaz & Patel provided structural engineering design services for Owens Lake Dust Mitigation, Phase 9 Dust Control Areas. Our scope included structural design and specifications of turnout facilities, pump stations, electrical buildings, wet wells, and pipe supports. During Phase 10 of the Owens Lake Dust Mitigation, Beyaz & Patel also provided construction support services and worked with other consultants to deliver contract drawings on a very tight schedule. Other accomplishments included coordinating with geotechnical engineers to accomplish corrosion resistance structures due to corrosive soil and considering value engineering and constructability during the preparation of contract documents.