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Operating Facts

    Volume pumped, April 10, 1987 to June 30, 1989
    • 2.73 million acre-feet
Pumping Rate
    One pump:
    • 450,000 gpm (1,000 cfs)
    Two pumps:
    • 900,000 gpm (2,000 cfs)
    Three pumps:
    • 1,350,000 gpm (3,000 cfs)
Pumps
    Type:
    • Ingersoll-Rand vertical axis mixed flow.
    Impeller:
    • 3 blades, 119 in.dia., 12,000 lbs.
    Shaft:
    • 10.7 in. dia., 45.5 ft. long, 18,750 lbs.
Gear Drive
    Weight:
    • 36,000 lbs.
    Speed ratio:
    • 22.37
    Manufacturer:
    • Brad Foote Gear, Inc., Cicero, IL.
Engines
    Dimensions:
    • 27 ft. 11in. long, 11ft. 10 in. wide
    • 17 ft.10 in. high, 16-cylinder 3,500 hp rating,
    • 16.25 in. bore, 18 in. stroke
    Operating speed:
    • 330 rpm
    Weight:
    • engine and skid - 162,800 lbs.
    Manufacturer:
    • Dresser-Rand, Painted Post, NY.
    • A contract for procurement of pumps, gear drives and engines was awarded to Ingersoll-Rand, Painted Post, NY, for $7,829,378.68
Pumping Plant
    Dimensions:
    • 110 ft. long, 55 ft. wide, 85 ft. high.
    Engine deck elevation:
    • 4230
    Sump bottom elevation:
    • 4175
    Construction:
      Steel and reinforced concrete
      • (13,000 cu. yds. of reinforced concrete)
    Contractor:
    • Layton Construction Co., Salt Lake City, UT
    Engineer:
    • Eckhoff, Watson and Preator Engineering
    • Morrrison-Knudsen Engineers,Inc.
    Original bid:
    • $7,891,378.68
    Final cost:
    • $10,387,560
Outlet Canal
    Length:
    • 4.1 miles
    Bottom elevation:
    • varies between 4207 to 4210
    Bottom width:
    • varies between 75 to 100 ft.
    Top width:
    • varies between 120 to 150 ft.
    Operating depth:
    • minimum 10 to 11 ft.
    Slope of canal:
    • avg. .18 ft. per 1,000 yds.
    Material dredged:
    • 640,000 cu. yds.
    Contractors:
    • Southern Pacific Transportation Co./Lost Dutchman, Inc.
    Engineer:
    • Eckhoff, Watson and Preator Engineering
Access Road
    Length:
    • 10 miles
    Height:
    • 13 ft.
    Width:
    • 18.5 ft.
    Volume of fill:
    • 1.2 million cu. yds., Lakeside to Hogup
    Bridges:
    • 4 (3 - 150 ft. long, 1 - 180 ft.long)
    Contractor:
    • Southern Pacific Transportation Co.
    • SPTC's contract included excavation of the pumping plant foundation, excavation of the Outlet canal, construction of four bridges, reconstruction of the damaged 10-mile long causeway, and raising 25 miles of railroad track for a total of $22, 980,000
    Engineer:
    • Eckhoff, Watson and Preator Engineering
Bonneville Dike
    Length:
    • 24.4 miles
    Height:
    • 3-6 ft.
    Volume of fill:
    • 486,500 cu. yds.
    Rip rap:
    • 152,000 cu. yds.
    Contractor:
    • W. W. Clyde Construction, Springville, UT
    Contract:
    • $3,872,845
Newfoundland Dike
    Length:
    • 8.1 miles
    Height:
    • 3-7 ft.
    Volume of fill:
    • 249,000 cu. yds.
    Rip rap:
    • 85,000 cu. yds.
    Control weir:
    • 1,000 ft. long
    Contractor:
    • Herm Hughes and Sons, Bountiful, UT
    Contract:
    • $2,464,030