Drought conditions and imbalances between supply and demand in the Colorado River watershed have demonstrated the need for the development of long-range measures to manage and stretch the system’s water supplies. One of the options to address this issue is operation of the Yuma Desalting Plant (YDP), which has been mostly out of service since its construction in 1992. Given the severity of the current drought in the southwest, there is significant interest by water agencies and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to operate YDP as a component of the federal drought contingency planning. This paper will present a history of the YDP from initial construction to current day as well as an outlook of the future for YDP.
This presentation is available to AMTA Members only.
- Michael Hwang / Jim C. Lozier, PE / Charles McCaughey
- CH2M HILL, Inc. / U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
- AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference, Long Beach, CA
- AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference
- Desalination, Case Study, Retrofit, Reverse Osmosis, Microfiltration