Reclamation District 1000 Projects

Current RD 1000 Projects

(Updated January 2019)


Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)

Purpose: Provide real-time information to District field personnel about canal levels and current operations of the District’s pump stations to improve operational efficiency and improve public safety during flood events.  The system will be expanded in future to allow remote operations and enhanced security.

Description: Project includes the installation of towers with radios and electronic devices inside pumping plants to transmit data from canals and pump plants to operators.  Facilities include pumping plants No. 1, 2, 3, 8 and District Corporation Yard.  Options for installation at Plants 4 and 5.

Funding: Reclamation District O&M funds; Bureau of Reclamation District grant; and future development impact fee funds.

Status: Project has been awarded.  Work commenced in November on the electrical panels and at the pump plants with installation completed and operational for Plants 1, 3 and 8 by the end of January.  Installation of the radio towers will commence in January with the system fully operational by spring 2019.

Contact:        RD 1000 General Manager Paul Devereux


Floodway Clean Up

Purpose/Description/Status: The District participated in a collaborative effort to remove trash and debris from a reach of the Natomas East Main Drain Canal floodway in preparation for the anticipated rain and flood flows in the canal.  Other participants included the City of Sacramento, American River Flood Control District, Sacramento County and the Regional Water Quality Control Board.  Approximately 120,000 pounds of trash and debris primarily left by homeless campers occupying the floodway were removed.  The work took place over a week in mid-December.


Tree Trimming Work

Purpose and Description: The District hired a tree trimming, contractor, to thin and remove vegetation along the American River/NEMDC adjacent to Garden Highway (between I-5 and Northgate Blvd) to provide visibility of the waterside levee slope for the coming flood season.  This will allow District levee patrollers to monitor conditions on the levee along the waterside slope and respond should a levee stability issue to be identified.  The work is funded from the District’s

Status:             The work commenced in late December and will be completed by January 4.

Contact:          RD 1000 General Manager Paul Devereux