The Lookout Slough Tidal Habitat Restoration project is an initiative led by The Department of Water Resources (DWR) and Ecosystem Investment Partners (EIP). It aims to transform 3,400 acres of reserved wetlands in Solano County into a thriving tidal wetland habitat and a robust flood protection system. Key components include the construction of new levees, large scale habitat restoration, and systematically breaching a series of levees.
Power is handling marine construction, which includes the installation of 9 temporary sheet pile cofferdams (approximately 3,000 linear feet) to allow for controlled levee breaches. In concurrence with the earthwork Power will remove all sheet piles, allowing water to flow freely into the tidal wetland.
The floating construction site is comprised of two Flexifloat™ barge assemblies, a 110-ton crawler crane, and a 62-footlong-reach excavator, and multiple material barges. The project encountered a navigational challenge when faced with a bridge obstructing access to the jobsite. In response, Power employed the D.B. Pacific to lift and set the heavy equipment over the bridge, showcasing both strategic thinking and the adept utilization of specialized resources.
This project is a collaborative effort that we are proud to be a part of. It enhances ecological diversity, flood resilience, and contributes to sustainable water management in the region.