Lake McClure Raw Water Intake

O’Dell Engineering, a Westwood company deployed a boat-mounted, dual-frequency sonar unit to collect bathymetric survey data as part of this project so that mapping could extend to the bottom of Lake McClure without having to wait for the lake level to drop. At the same time, traditional ground-based topographic surveying was also performed to develop […]

Stanislaus County West Modesto Sewer Infrastructure Project Featured in the Modesto Bee

The Modesto Bee recently featured an article on the Stanislaus County West Modesto Infrastructure Project. The goal of this project is to design and install sanitary sewer mains to provide wastewater service to individual homes in three neighborhoods in West Modesto (shown in graphic below). It is estimated that the project will include the installation of […]

Tulloch Hydro-Electric Dam

O’Dell Engineering, a Westwood company managed the surveying efforts for the construction of a new access road and three-story reinforced concrete powerhouse structure to enclose the new generator facility. Bathymetric surveying with sounding and GPS equipment and construction surveying was performed for the design of a coffer dam. Project included daily monitoring surveys, construction staking, […]

Shackelford Sewer Crossing of the Tuolumne River

This public works project installed a new twin-bore sanitary sewer crossing of the Tuolumne River in the City of Modesto. This project was permitted with all major resource agencies at the State and Federal level. This effort replaced a current aging sewer system, and included Horizontal Directional Drilling construction techniques.

Lake McClure

The Merced Irrigation District required the establishment of Lake McClure’s boundary at two specific areas which consisted of approximately 8 square miles of public land boundaries dating back to the early 1880’s. Public and private boundary lines were retraced, monuments set, and multiple “Record of Survey” maps were filed with Merced County. The assignment included […]

Exchequer Dam

O’Dell Engineering, a Westwood company was retained by the Merced Irrigation District (MID) to provide survey support for the Exchequer Hydroelectric project. Services include establishing permanent dam monitoring control points with California State Plane Coordinate values, performing regular settlement and deflection surveys of the dam’s crest and face for MID and the Division of Safety […]

Donnells Dam

This project required comprehensive as-built documentation of Donnells Dam in Tuolumne County, including the upstream and downstream faces, thrust block, outfall and spillway gate structures. The firm’s completed work product would be used to further analyze the existing condition of the dam and associated structures and to meet the requirements of the Federal Energy Regulatory […]