Water Conservation Project In Visalia Honored With ACEC California Engineering Excellence Award

In December 2016, ACEC California unveiled the 2017 recipients of its prestigious Engineering Excellence Awards. In all, 21 California firms representing 38 projects were named winners – including the Packwood Creek Water Conservation Project in Visalia, which was honored with a Merit Award.


The Packwood Creek Water Conservation Project, which was designed and constructed by Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group of Fresno, CA, aimed to benefit local water supplies within the eastern San Joaquin Valley. Fully operational in 2015, the project has the capacity to recharge 1,465 acre-feet per year, and will better manage 29,360 acre-feet per year. It utilizes five automated check structures (four newly-constructed and one retrofitted) in Packwood Creek to maintain high water levels and maximize storage/recharge capabilities. The project’s multiple innovative design features allows the project to serve as a recharge facility and to also function as an irrigation water delivery facility.

About the EEA Awards

ACEC California’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards competition recognizes outstanding achievements in engineering and land surveying projects completed by California firms. In 2017, 18 Honor Awards were granted to 12 firms and 20 Merit Awards were granted to 11 firms. An awards dinner, which is a fundraiser for the ACEC California Scholarship Foundation 501(c)3, will be held in San Francisco, February 2, 2017, and Honor Award winning projects will have photographic panels on display at the Capitol, outside of the Governor’s office, in early 2017.

The winner of the Golden State award, signifying the best overall project, will be announced at the awards dinner. Honor Award winners also are eligible to enter the national level Engineering Excellence Awards competition.

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