Redbluff Pumping Plant and Fish Screen

Spring 2013 | Barch Travel Study | CCA

Red Bluff Research Pumping Plant (RPP) is located along the Sacramento River at the Bureau of Reclamation's Operations and Maintenance Complex for Red Bluff Diversion Dam and the Tehama-Colusa Canal. The dam and pumping plant are located at river km 391 (river mile 243) above San Francisco Bay near Red Bluff, California. The pumping plant was constructed to test new fish-protection technology that involves two Archimedes lifts, one internal helical pump, and vertical wedge-wire screens and fish-bypass structures that are located on each pump's effluent-stream. The project is part of Reclamation's commitment to improve fish passage at the dam and to deliver water to the Tehama-Colusa Canal as needed during the eight-month gates-raised period.