Owens Lake Dust Mitigation Program Phase 9/10 Project


The Owens Lake Dust Mitigation Program Phase 9/10 Project was designed to mitigate dust emissions on an additional 3.62 square miles of Owens Lake bed. This two year project was completed in December 2017, finalizing a 15+ year program. Upon completion of Phase 9/10, the City of Los Angeles’ overall investment in the Owens Lake Dust Mitigation Program was nearly $2 billion.

Major project components consisted of six new pumping stations to provide site water management, raised earthen roads, berms with rip-rap slopes, and the installation of hundreds of miles of piping, including welded stainless-steel mainline pipe, HDPE lateral pipe, perforated drain pipe, and irrigation whiplines.

Project Details

Location: Keeler, CA

Client: City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Construction Value: $240 million

Project Responsibilities

Construction Management

Project Controls

Project Scheduling

Cost Controls

Resident Engineers

Safety Audits

Quality Assurance and Inspections

Risk Management

Document Controls

KDG’s Responsibilities

KDG is LADWP’s owner’s representative, providing on-site coordination and supervision of all construction management operations. KDG’s team of resident engineers, inspectors, project controls staff, technical specialists and safety professionals manage and monitor all construction activities. They coordinate the resolution of design and construction issues, and prepare contract and construction status reports

KDG staff processes change orders, handles pay applications, tracks construction progress and monitors cost controls and critical path method schedules. Quality assurance and safety staff perform all technical inspections, provide on-site supervision of quality inspections, site safety monitoring and reporting.