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Project Listings: Open Channel Hydraulic Design

Alberta Environment - St. Mary Spillway Ancillary Facilities and Controls

Project Description:

Work involved construction of a new control building for the St. Mary Dam and Spillway. The work also included mechanical and electrical upgrades to the irrigation tunnel and low-level diversion tunnel.

Location: Spring Coulee, Alberta

Construction Value: $1,490,000

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Alberta Environment - Check Drop 6 Control Gates

Project Description:

Work involved the preliminary design, final design and construction inspection for the installation of control gates on Check Drop 6. The gates were necessary to provide a constant water level for the Keho Barons Irrigation Project. Work also involved the design, programming and commissioning of the automation system and integration into the AENV SCADA System.

Location: Lethbridge Northern Headworks System Canal

Construction Value: $260,000

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Alberta Environment - Lake McGregor Reservoir Structures

Project Description:

Project included the replacement of the outlet structure at the South McGregor Dam and upgrading the north and south dams to Dam Safety standards. Outlet structure include six 2.4 m by 2.4 m heavy duty sluice gates, c/w a control building with all necessary electrical systems and controls and a back-up generator.

Location: Lake McGregor, 30 km west of Champion, Alberta

MPE's Role: Sub-consultant

Alberta Infrastructure and Transportation - Deadfish Dam

Project Description:

Work included design and rehabilitation of a 275 m long, 11.3 m high dam, service spillway, low level outlet, auxiliary spillway and shoreline erosion protection works.

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Construction Value: $2,810,000

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Alberta Transportation - Carseland Bow Headworks System Main Canal Rehabilitation

Project Description:

Work involved the rehabilitation of 3 kms of earth canal known as the Big Cut. This portion of the Carseland-Bow River Headworks system is unique in that it involves cuts of up to 25 m from original ground to canal invert.

Location: Carseland, Alberta

Construction Value: $2,675,000

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Alberta Transportation - Carseland Bow Headworks System Main Canal Rehabilitation Reach 7

Project Description:

Work involved the rehabilitation of 8 kms of earth canal including two major control structures (Drops 2 and 3). Work also involved the preparation of a Hydro Power Feasibility Study at Drops 2 and 3. Preliminary Engineering is complete and construction is scheduled to start in 2006.

Location: Carseland, Alberta

Construction Value: $13,000,000 (estimate)

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Alberta Transportation - Milk River Ridge Reservoir

Project Description:

Work involved the stabilization of the North Dam and reconstruction of the East Dyke. The North Dam was stabilized with construction of a Toe Berm and the entire Dam was raised 0.75 m to restore the original design height. Work at the East Dyke involved Riprap slope protection for its entire length. Monitoring equipment was installed at both sites.

Location: Raymond, Alberta

Construction Value: $2,300,000

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Ducks Unlimited Canada - Bufflehead/Ringneck Projects

Project Description:

Two steel sheet pile control structures with stone-paved outlet chutes and earth dams were constructed to stabilize and control water levels. The project included cleanout of existing creek channel, including removal of beaver dams, willow growth and sediment deposits.

Location: 30 kms west of Beaverlodge, Alberta

Construction Value: $100,000

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Eastern Irrigation District - East Branch Canal Rehabilitation

Project Description:

MPE partnered with SNC Consultants for the rehabilitation of 12 kms of the East Branch Canal.

Location:

Construction Value: $1,295,000

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Eastern Irrigation District - Lower Bow Slope Rehabilitation

Project Description:

Work involved the rehabilitation of 10 kms of earth canal. Rehabilitation involved the reconstruction of the canal complete with plastic membrane liner and several major relocations. All control structures were replaced with cast in place concrete structures. A total of five control structures were replaced complete with overshot gates and SCADA control system.

Location: Ranier, Alberta

Construction Value: $3,100,000

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Eastern Irrigation District - Lower East Branch Canal Structures

Project Description:

Work involved the preliminary design, final design and construction inspection for the replacement and rehabilitation of control structures on the Lower East Branch Canal. Work also involved the design, programming and commissioning of the automation system. The system is a fully automated upstream level and flow control system and is integrated into the EID SCADA System.

Location: Brooks, Alberta

Construction Value: $450,000

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Eastern Irrigation District - North Bantry Canal Flow Measurement Ramp Weir

Project Description:

Work involved the preliminary design, final design and construction inspection for the Ramp Weir. This installation was the first of its kind in Canada and measures flow from 10 cfs to 300 cfs with a maximum headloss of 200 mm through the structure. The system is a fully automated upstream level and flow control system and is integrated into the EID SCADA System.

Location: Tilley, Alberta

Construction Value: $300,000

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Eastern Irrigation District - North Branch Canal Rehabilitation

Project Description:

Work involved the rehabilitation of 5 kms of earth canal. Rehabilitation involved the reconstruction of the canal complete with plastic membrane liner and major relocation. All control structures were replaced with cast in place concrete structures.

Location: Gem, Alberta

Construction Value: $1,600,000

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Eastern Irrigation District - Rolling Hills Canal Rehabilitation Contracts A, B, and C

Project Description:

Work involved the rehabilitation of 14 kms of earth canal with a maximum capacity of 11.3 m3/s. Rehabilitation involved the reconstruction of the canal complete with plastic membrane liner and several relocations. The work also included the replacement of 28 farm turnouts with precast concrete structures. All control structures are being replaced with cast in place concrete structures. A total of seven control structures are being replaced complete with overshot gates and SCADA control system.

Location: Rolling Hills, Alberta

Construction Value: $3,940,000

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Milk River Ridge Reservoir Flood Management Study

Project Description:
Work included development of a flood management plan of a 45 km. reach of the Waterton-St. Mary Headworks system, from the St. Mary Reservoir to Milk River Ridge (MRR) Reservoir.

Location: Magrath, Alberta

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Town of Drumheller Rosebud River Erosion Protection

Project Description:
In the spring of 1997, high run-off flows and the sudden release of an ice jam caused severe bank erosion on the Rosebud River, just upstream of the mouth of the Red Deer River. The project consisted of approximately 225 metres of riverbank rehabilitation and bank reconstruction, bed preparation and placement of rip-rap erosion protection material.

Location: Drumheller, Alberta

Construction Value: $325,000

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Western Irrigation District - McElroy Slough Outlet Structure Rehabilitation & Automation

Project Description:

The project included the design and construction management of a cast-in-place outlet structure with an automated radial gate; electrification and automation of the North Chestermere Headgates; flow measurement at Secondary ‘C’ Canal Drop Structure #1. Design capacity is 18.7cms.

Location: Chestermere, Alberta

Construction Value: $1.0 Million

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Western Irrigation District - Secondary 'A' Canal Drop Structures IRP #2016 & #2017

Project Description:

The project included the design and construction management of two cast-in-place drop structures on the Secondary ‘A’ Canal. Design capacities are 9.4cms and 8.8cms respectively, serving 23,000 existing and potential irrigation acres.

Location: Gleichen, Alberta

Construction Value: $600,000

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Key Staff:
Harry Schoorlemmer, P.Eng.      Project Manager

Western Irrigation District - Secondary 'A' Canal Rehabilitation

Project Description:

Rehabilitation of Secondary ‘A’ Canal (Q= 28.3 cms) and associated structures including lateral turnouts, farm turnouts, spillways, drop structures, road crossings and drain inlets.
 
Cast-in-place concrete structures included two drop structures and the 12-mile Spillway (Q=10 cms).
 
Gate rehabilitation included refurbishing the electrifying the Langdon Reservoir outlet gates as well as a new solar powered gate on the 12-Mile Spillway Structure.

Location: Strathmore, Alberta

Construction Value: $1,500,000 (annually)

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Western Irrigation District - Secondary 'A' Canal Rehabilitation Cairnhill Spillway to Glenmore Trail, RP #2157

Project Description:

The project included the design and construction management for the rehabilitation of 11 Km of Secondary ‘A’ Canal. Design capacity is 26.8cms, serving 70,000 existing and potential irrigation acres.

Location: Carseland, Alberta

Construction Value: $5.0 Million

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Western Irrigation District - South Cluny Canal Rehabilitation

Project Description:

Canal seepage investigation including soils drilling; piezometer installation, monitoring, and result interpretation.

Canal rehabilitation with reinforced polyethylene liner, armour, farm turnouts and drain inlets (Q=2.3 cms).
 

Location: Strathmore, Alberta

Construction Value: $500,000

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

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