The tracy pumping plant

Author(s): P. E. Richardson
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 December 1951
Volume: 70
Page(s): 1,093
ISSN (Paper): 0095-9197
DOI: 10.1109/EE.1951.6436987



THE TRACY PUMPING PLANT, now being completed, is located on the Delta-Mendota Canal near Tracy, Calif. It is one of a series of works to provide an adequate supply of water to the lower San Joaquin Valley from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. At one time a considerable acreage in this area was placed under cultivation by irrigation. Much of this irrigation was from wells which in time lowered the water table, depleted supplies, and in some cases necessitated abandonment of cultivation. Diversion of water by the Friant Dam to the upper San Joaquin has further reduced supplies available to the lower valley.