Provost & Pritchard project honored with 2020 ASCE San Francisco Section award

Press Release:  October 1, 2020

FRESNO, CA: The San Francisco Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASEC) has selected the McMullin On-Farm Flood Capture and Recharge project as the top Sustainable Engineering Project in its 2020 awards. This is the second award for the project, which earlier this year was honored by the Fresno Branch of ASCE as the Flood Management Project of the Year. The award was presented at section’s annual awards banquet on September 30, 2020.

“We are honored to be recognized by the San Francisco branch of ASCE with the Sustainable Engineering Project of the year,” said Ronald Samuelian, president of Provost & Pritchard. “Our staff work diligently to provide our clients with innovative projects that meet their specific needs, and we are proud of how this award demonstrates that innovation.”

The project implemented large-scale flood flow capture to recharge water onto 5,000 acres of actively farmed land to provide groundwater recharge and mitigate chronic flooding of downstream areas, including Disadvantaged Communities. In addition to flood protection, the project helps to mitigate groundwater overdraft by percolating high quality surface water in an area without surface water supply.