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Posted 10/7/2016

Release no. 16-049

Rick Brown

SACRAMENTO, California – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $3.8 million contract Sept. 30 to JEL Management, LLC, of Plano, Texas, to supply temporary modular trailers for Corps staff during construction of the Isabella Lake Dam Safety Modification Project.

The contract includes the necessary site work and modular trailers that will provide office space, restrooms and other work areas for construction activities. The temporary facilities will be ready for move-in by February 2017.

The contract was awarded as an 8(a) sole source action, which is designed to help small disadvantaged firms – those owned and controlled at least 51 percent by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals – gain business assistance and access to government contracting.

Completed in 1953, Isabella Lake Dam is located approximately 42 miles northeast of Bakersfield. The reservoir is impounded by two earthen dams on the Kern River and Hot Springs Valley. Today, Isabella Lake and its dams reduce flood risk for Bakersfield and the surrounding region, and is a primary water source for water users throughout Kern County. The Isabella Lake Dam Safety Modification Project will address over-topping, seismic and seepage issues identified with Isabella Lake’s Main and Auxiliary dams to reduce the likelihood of dam failure.Construction of the dam modifications is scheduled to begin in 2017.

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