Crews began pumping water out of Tempe Town Lake on Feb. 10 using these four pumps. The pumps move the water from Town Lake into the SRP canal system where it will be used for urban irrigation, such as lawns, parks and other needs. Together the pumps move about 10,000 gallons per minute. Town Lake holds about 800 million gallons of water.
Pipes transporting water from Tempe Town Lake into the canal system.
Construction continues on the new dam. Crews are installing hydraulic cylinders the height of about three or four people. PCL construction will install the remaining gate and finish any work that is required between the two dams and prepare to remove the rubber bladder dam by end of February.
Dec. 1, 2015
PCL Construction Manager Adam Gordon on one of the gates being installed.
Workers install a strip that will prevent water leaking into the new dam.
Tempe 11 was onsite to film a video about dam construction.
Nov. 5, 2015
Panoramic photo of the first gate taken from center of the Town Lake Pedestrian Bridge.
Oct. 26Watch a video of the first steel gate going in at Tempe Town Lake: https://youtu.be/fY224sDU41Y
Tempe supervisor Cliff Williams with City of Tempe engineers Chris Kabala and Andy Goh.