June ND Water Magazine - Garrison Diversion Operations and Maintenance: Snake Creek Pumping Plant
By: Kimberly Cook
The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) was created by the North Dakota Legislature to establish, construct, develop, maintain and operate the Garrison Diversion Unit (GDU) and all its parts. The McClusky Canal, New Rockford Canal and Snake Creek Pumping Plant (SCPP) are part of the GDU’s principal supply works and owned by the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation). Garrison Diversion completes operations and maintenance (O&M) of these facilities under an Operations, Maintenance and Replacement contract with the agency.
Garrison Diversion’s skilled O&M staff has high levels of expertise in several areas, including earth moving, canal maintenance, vegetative management, road building, and paintings and coatings to name a few. These skills enable the completion of many diverse jobs.
One such facility benefiting from the expertise of Garrison Diversion’s O&M team is the SCPP. Owned and operated by Reclamation, the SCPP is an important feature of the GDU Principal Supply Works. The SCPP is the primary facility for lifting Missouri River water from Lake Sakakawea to Lake Audubon to keep Lake Audubon at desired elevations for wildlife purposes.
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