USFWS Region 1&8 AE IDIQ 2009-2014

LOCATION:  Idaho, Washington, Oregon   |   OWNER:  USFWS
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McMillen Jacobs was awarded a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services (USFWS) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract for Multi-Disciplinary Architect-Engineering Services to provide Design services for a broad range of construction work, primarily on US Fish and Wildlife Service Lands within geographical locations identified as Alaska (Region 7), Oregon, Washington and Idaho (Region 1 or Northern Area); California and Nevada (Region 8 area); Hawaii and the Pacific Islands (Pacific Island Area).

Hagerman National Fish Hatchery – Degas Tower Project

The Hatchery water supply required installation of new stainless steel vacuum degassing towers to improve water quality. The project includes a pipeline from the existing Brailsford Ditch intake to a new degassing tower complex next to the Main Spring head works. The second design component included the design of a concrete vault, structural degas tower supports, pipeline, and associated appurtenances for the USFWS provided degassing towers for Spring 13 water supply to the hatchery.   The design will provide improved water quality during incubation and rearing periods at the hatchery. McMillen Jacobs provided the design and provided construction assistance.

Clearwater Hatchery Feasibility Study

McMillen Jacobs provided an analysis for expanding the hatchery production to 500,000 Chinook Smolts and 1 million Chinook Smolts. The existing pipeline was analyzed for maximum capacity to the hydro plant, maximum supply to the Hydro, Clearwater Hatchery and Dworshak Hatchery, availability to divert excess supply to Dworshak during non-peak production periods, and what additional capacity might be achieved. The analysis was in support of providing sufficient water supply to the proposed Chinook program. Several alternatives were developed to determine the most economical solution for providing flow for the proposed Chinook Program.

Deer Flat NWR Inspection Services

McMillen Jacobs provided construction inspection services for the Law Enforcement Expansion at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge (Nampa, ID). Task project description and scope of work goes here. Project description and scope of work goes here. Project description and scope of work goes here.

Kooskia National Fish Hatchery; Design of the Incubation Chilled Water Re-Use System

McMillen Jacobs provided planning and full design for the redesign of the water delivery system from two existing water wells. The groundwater production wells were rehabilitated with new 1800 rpm submersible pumps and motors, electrical panels, and pitless adaptor units, and connecting piping.

Our team also provided the complete process, mechanical and instrumentation, and control design of the new incubation reuse system. The new egg incubation system included a new reservoir, a passive heat exchanger, and a new small chiller unit. It serves chilled and aerated water to up to 27 vertical column stacks of tray incubators at this USFWS facility. This new 130 gpm, pre-chilled fresh water reuse system greatly reduced the incubation system water use and improved reliability of the overall system. The new water reuse treatment systems were designed for freshwater make-up rates in the range of 5 to 20 percent of recirculation flows. Treatment processes included recirculation pumping with constant speed submersible pumps, coarse-screening with basket strainers, water temperature conditioning with a 2-stage air-cooled chiller system, and packed column aeration stacks. A total of 28 contract drawings and specifications were prepared and were successfully bid in December of 2009.

Kooskia National Fish Hatchery; Construction Management for Incubation Chilled Water Re-Use System

McMillen Jacobs provided construction management services for the rehabilitated water delivery system from two existing water wells. The groundwater production wells were rehabilitated with new 1800 rpm submersible pumps and motors, electrical panels, and pitless adaptor units, and connecting piping. Our team also provided construction management oversight for the new incubation reuse system. The new egg incubation system included a new reservoir, a passive heat exchanger, and a new small chiller unit. It serves chilled and aerated water to up to 27 vertical column stacks of tray incubators at this USFWS facility. This new 130 gpm, pre-chilled fresh water reuse system greatly reduced the incubation system water use and improved reliability of the overall system. Treatment processes included recirculation pumping with constant speed submersible pumps, coarse-screening with basket strainers, water temperature conditioning with a 2-stage air-cooled chiller system, and packed column aeration stacks. McMillen Jacobs provided full office-support construction management services during construction as well as startup services to the owner. Construction was completed by October of 2010.

Evaluation of Water Control / Fish Weir Structure at Wallowa Fish Hatchery Little Sheep Facility

McMillen Jacobs provided an evaluation of the existing barrier at the Little Sheep Acclimation Facility. The evaluation determined the stability of the existing structure and fish passage. Over the past 20 years the creek has degraded creating a significant elevation difference upstream to downstream of the structure. The large elevation difference creates an adverse condition for resident fish passage. In addition, migrating steelhead cannot enter the adult collection ladder due to the large jump created. In addition, the structure appeared to have been undermined due to the erosion and McMillen Jacobs evaluated the stability of the existing structure. McMillen Jacobs developed several alternatives to correct the issues and provided cost estimates for each alternative for USFWS review.

Lyons Ferry Hatchery – Additional Release Raceways & South Fork Salmon Facility – Additional Adult Holding Pond, Washtucna, WA

The Lyons Ferry Hatchery is requiring additional capacity for the juvenile release raceways. These raceways receive and hold Chinook and Steelhead smolts from the large rearing lakes at the hatchery prior to transport or direct release. McMillen Jacobs is designing modifications to the existing receways to increase capacity. This will allow the Hatchery to increase production in the large rearing lakes. The South Fork Salmon Facility is requiring additional holding capacity for adult Chinook broodstock. The project consists of designing an additional adult holding pond with water supply and drain piping to accommodate additional adult holding at the facility.

Coleman National Fish Hatchery Trapping and Sorting Facility Alternatives Analysis Phase

USFWS developed a detailed scope of work for the completion of engineering analysis and design work for fish passage, trapping and sorting facilities at Coleman National Fish Hatchery. The proposed facility will accomplish a number of critical functions in support of both hatchery production and wild fish recovery efforts and will provide monitoring of and passage for migrating natural origin salmonids and native non-salmonid fish year-round. The McMillen Jacobs’ team initially met with the stakeholders (National Marine Fisheries Service, USBR, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) to determine the design criteria to accommodate the different species. McMillen Jacobs is now developing, evaluating, and providing cost estimates for four alternatives. Once an alternative has been selected, the team recommends a phased design and construction approach so that elements of the facility can be constructed as funds become available.