The Dam Instrumentation Project is a major element of the Dam Safety Program at the district. The project will install state-of-practice automated geotechnical instrumentation at Almaden, Anderson, Calero, Chesbro, Coyote, Guadalupe, Rinconada Treated Water Reservoir, Stevens Creek, Uvas and Vasona dams to accomplish the following objectives:
- Monitor internal movement and water pressure at the ten district dams mentioned above.
- Develop a system at each dam that is capable of collecting, checking, recording, and archiving the collected data and alarming staff when parameters exceed set threshold limits.
The installed instrumentation will provide critical information to potentially identify needed capital improvements to ensure the structural integrity of the district’s dams.