BALLARD DIVING's crew Thursday reels in the float bags that lifted one of two submersible pumps that stopped working in the summer of 2012.The float bags have a lifting capacity of 2,000 pounds. Four pumps, about 90 feet below the surface of Folsom Lake provide water to the El Dorado Hills Water Treatment Plant about 660 feet above the pump platform. The second pump was due to be lifted Friday. Democrat photos by Pat Dollins
A CRANE lifts the pump out of the water at Brown's Ravine as Ballard Diving personnel supervise this part of the operation.
EL DORADO IRRIGATION DISTRICT crew members maneuver the pump onto a district flatbed trailer. Left to right are Auggie Rocha, Mike Dixon and Jeff Vierra. The pump will be repaired by the manufacturer and reinstalled in a couple of weeks.