Upper Klamath Lake Pilot Oxygenation

Upper Klamath Lake Pilot Oxygenation Poject Klamath Falls, Oregon

The Bureau of Reclamation awarded Burleson a contract to implement a pilot oxygenation project at Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon. The project was set up to evaluate system feasibility, complete the preliminary design and costs, and establish the public and stakeholders involvement program.
Burleson’s team consisted of leading technical experts from around the United States experienced in lake restoration. Burleson coordinated stakeholders to participate in the project that included representatives from the Bureau of Reclamation, US Fish & Wildlife Service, US Geological Survey, Native American Tribes, and Water users local to the area.

Burleson completed baseline water quality sampling of Upper Klamath Lake and designed the pilot oxygenation system. The pilot oxygenation system would promote survival of endangered suckers and improve water quality in the treated area. The pilot system was designed to oxygenate 30 million gallons per day of lake water with an oxygen concentration of 40 mg/L. The project consisted of the following elements: Pilot Oxygenation Study Plan and Quality Assurance Plan, site visits, oxygenation system design, baseline water quality sampling, public involvement and stakeholder meetings, project management, and technical work group coordination.

This project was completed on time and under budget. Burleson worked closely with Bureau of Reclamation technical staff in the Klamath Falls, Oregon, and Denver, Colorado, offices.

Client Satisfaction

"Burleson Consulting was excellent to work with and very professional. They assembled a top-notch team of experts to study and propose solutions to the water supply challenges at Sutter National Wildlife Refuge. The communication was excellent throughout the project. This included project staff, contracting personnel, and interested stakeholders. As a result, the project was completed on time and on budget. I would not hesitate to use or recommend Burleson Consulting in the future."Kevin Clancy, Project Manager – United States Bureau of Reclamation

"Burleson provided exceptional services under this contract. Because of their successful work, they were awarded a $7M follow-on IDIQ contract in 2014, that also encompasses biological monitoring at former Fort Ord. They have consistently improved their plant material collection and propagation techniques and pass the savings onto the federal government. Burleson is a valuable team member on Fort Ord and I feel that they are true stewards of the environment." William K. Collins, BRAC Environmental Coordinator, US Army Corps of Engineers

"Burleson has been able to work with several government agencies (to include tribal groups and natural resource trustees) and several responsible parties to assist in progressing this site to a stage where technical and agency concerns can be identified and resolved. Strengths – overall and in depth understanding of mine site and CERCLA dynamics. Deficiencies – none. I would not hesitate to use Burleson." Daniel McMindes, USACE Liaison to EPA, US Army Corps of Engineers

"Burleson helped to manage the Sacramento Area Voltage Support Environmental Impact Statement. They came through and were always available during an ‘energy crisis’ in California. I will continue to work with them."Loreen McMahon, Project Manager - California Public Utilities Commission

"We appreciated Burleson’s great work, re: completing the draft EIR on the scheduled date (it was a tremendous task, but they completed it). All of them put a lot of work into it (it was a true team effort). They should all be proud of this accomplishment given the changes and obstacles encountered along the way, and I cannot thank them enough."Glenn M. Shuder, AIA, CFM, Chief Architect - Project Director, SMUD

"We chose Burleson Consulting because of their experience with the specific project matter in technical and regulatory issues and for their record of excellent communication skills in complex, multiparty projects. They were responsive to the matter and were sensitive to all relationships between the parties involved."Kevin Mayer, PE, Project Manager - USEPA