North Thompson Emergency Intake


The North Thompson Emergency Intake Project included preparation for a new wedge-type intake structure, along with a new building and wet well sites. This project was designed and constructed as a post-disaster infrastructure. The project included a mechanical control building, the installation of vertical turbine pumps, process piping, valving, mechanical components and electrical controls. The construction of the pump station’s wet well included sheet piling, concrete work, the installation of a fish pump and screens that came with rail extraction systems, process piping, valving as well as electrical components.

A major portion of the project was installing the intake structure that went into the river bottom. Acres constructed a sheet pile cofferdam, which first required the dewatering of the site to allow for the construction of a river intake structure and piping. The on-going infiltration and seepage of water from the river called for special pumps and dewatering methods in order to install the concrete structure, which was built up from 3.5 meters below the river bottom (15-feet below the low-water mark of the river). The crew were required to be out of the river before the onset of spring during which time the river swells from snow melt and freshet flooding could possibly occur.


  • Demolition
  • Clearing
  • Grubbing
  • Excavation
  • Piling
  • Concrete work
  • Installation of piping
  • Backfill
  • Riprap
  • Vegetation
  • Finish landscaping

LOCATION: Kamloops, BC


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