Calaveras Dam Replacement Project
Event Date
Oct 16, 2013
Registration Dates
Sep 24, 2013toOct 15, 2013
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2960 N. Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View, CA 94043

The Calaveras Dam Replacement Project is the largest project of the $4.6 billion Water System Improvement Program (WSIP) to repair, replace, and seismically upgrade key components of the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System.  The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, owner and operator of the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System, is building a new dam to replace the existing Calaveras Dam in the Sunol Valley.

Calaveras Reservoir, impounded by Calaveras Dam, is the system’s largest drinking water reservoir in the local Bay Area. When full it provides more than half of the Bay Area's storage capacity for 2.6 million customers. The existing earth fill dam is 88 years old and is located within 1,500 feet of the Calaveras Earthquake Fault. In 2001 we lowered water levels in the reservoir to less than 40 percent of normal operating capacity in response to seismic concerns. 

About Our Speaker

Susan Hou, P.E., Project Manager of the Water System Improvement Program (WSIP), San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), has over 17 years experience in the water infrastructure business. Currently she oversees the overall delivery of various projects within the WSIP, including the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project, and has also been appointed to be in charge of the Risk Management Program in 2009 for the WSIP. Prior to joining the SFPUC, she worked as a consultant in the water infrastructure industry for 10 years managing projects for different clients including SFPUC, East Bay Municipal Utility District and Santa Clara Valley Water District.  Her experience includes leading multi-disciplinary teams of engineers, environmental professionals and construction managers in the planning, design, environmental permitting, and construction of water infrastructure, including dams, reservoirs, treatment facilities, fish passage facilities, tunnels, pipelines, and pump stations.
She earned her B.S Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1994, and her M.S Degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Cornell University in 1996.

Lunch Meeting Cost:
$25 - Members (online regisration)
$30 - Non-Members (online registration)
Additional $10 fee - at the door (no guarantees/space available only)
Oct 16
11:30 AM
12:00 PM
Registration and Networking
Oct 16
12:00 PM
12:15 PM
Introductions and Announcements
Oct 16
12:15 PM
1:15 PM
Lunch and Program
Robert Fontanilla
phone: 408-245-4600
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