Salton Sea Species Conservation Habitat Design-Build Project

New River Delta

View of the Salton Sea, August 28, 2012. DWR/2012

Project Description

New River Cropped

Aerial View of New River, December 5, 2014. DWR/2014

The Species Conservation Habitat (SCH) Project is part of the 10-year Plan for implementing projects around the Salton Sea to develop an environment with suitable habitat for maintaining aquatic and avian wildlife, and create areas to minimize fine particle duct emissions. The SCH Project area encompasses approximately 3,770 acres of exposed lake bed at the mouth of the New River, located at the southwest end of the Salton Sea. For more information, visit the Salton Sea page.


Department of Water Resources 

Division of Engineering, #6

Reference No. DB201801

715 P Street, 4th Floor

Sacramento, California 95814

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Announcements and Awards

  • DWR Selects Design-Build Contractor for SCH Project
    The Department of Water Resources has completed the evaluation of proposals for the Species Conservation Habitat (SCH) project and Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. has been selected as the best-value design-build entity. Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. and DWR are in the process of finalizing the contract. Design and construction of the SCH Project is ...

    Published August 05, 2020