The cities of Woodland and Davis in collaboration with the agricultural community have joined forces to replace a century-old intake on the Sacramento River.
It's part of a larger regional project that's designed to provide a reliable supply of water and improve water quality for the cities of Woodland and Davis, and UC Davis.
The Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency secured more than $33 million in state and federal funding to replace the intake.
"The environment is going to benefit, salmon are going to benefit and tens of thousands of people in the communities of Woodland and Davis are going to benefit from the clean reliable surface water that is being provided," says Pablo Arroyave with the US Bureau of Reclamation.
The intake will divert up to 45,000 acre-feet of water a year from the Sacramento River.
Construction is scheduled for completion by 2016.