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Auburn Ravine Fish Ladder
Auburn Ravine Fish Ladder
The Auburn Ravine Fish Passage Improvement project entailed construction of a fish ladder to enhance Chinook salmon and steelhead trout passage over the Nevada Irrigation District's stream gaging structure located in the Lincoln Crossing Nature Preserve, 1,000 feet downstream of Highway 65 in Lincoln.  It provides both upstream passage for adult fish to access spawning habitat located above the gaging station and downstream passage for migrating juvenile fishes while maintaining the ability to accurately measure stream flows occurring during the typical irrigation season (April 15-October 15).

This is a "nature-like fishway" consisting of a series of constructed rock chutes and armored step pools in a way that mimics the morphology of a natural channel.  The constructed chutes and pools span the channel downstream of the existing gaging station and are designed to dissipate stream power over the drop from the facility's existing concrete flume to the streambed below, while all the gaging station to continue accurate measurements of streamflow.
Tuolumne County Law and Justice Center
Tuolumne County Law and Justice Center
We provided the necessary staking for the contractor to install the infrastructure for a new juvenile detention center in Sonora.  We performed the initial rough grade staking of approximately 1,800 feet of new roadway, which included slope staking, staking for the sewer, water and drain facilities, and the final curb and gutter stakes for the final grading and installation of the improvements.
Hazel Avenue Church
Hazel Avenue Church
AWE took a bare site with a few trees, the clients vision of this church, and combined them into a complete project.  We performed a site topo which was used to make this a functional site for a church.  Our design included the necessary calculations to minimize the about of dirt that needed to be exported or imported from the property.  These calculations included an estimate for the amount of material that was removed from the trenches during the install of the sewer, drainage and water facilities.  One concern that we had to keep in mind with this site, was to make sure that we kept the church footprint big enough for the parishioners, but still have two-way access to the back parking lot and meet the required setbacks and number of required parking spaces.
Whitney High School, Rocklin Solar Project
Whitney High School, Rocklin Solar Project

Area West Engnieers, Inc. performed the initial topographical survey for the project site. AWE prepared a contour map with a half foot contour interval that was used for the design of carport style solar panels. Upon the completion of the plans, AWE was tasked with staking of approximately 100 pillars. Once the pillars holes were dug, the bases set, AWE checked the placement of each bolt of the attaching plate and the plate heigth. Each point was checked from different setups in order to assure the required accuracy was met.

Folsom Zoo Sanctuary
Folsom Zoo Sanctuary

In 2006, Area West Engineers, Inc. was tasked by the City of Folsom Parks Department with preparing a detailed topographical map of the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary.  The City provide existing control from a previous survey that was prepared.  Once we tied into the existing control network, we were off and running.  The topographical map consisted of site utilities, walkways, ADA compliance, barrier fencing and the animal enclosures.  Upon the completion of some site upgrades, AWE was again asked to lend a hand and update the 2006 survey. The survey included tying into our previous control, verifying our topographical map, and collecting information of the newly constructed items.  The City upgraded the entrance to the Zoo and multiple other areas within the Zoo to meet ADA requirements.  Along with the areas within the Zoo walls, the walkways around the outside of the Zoo were incorporated into the mapping as well.