Wednesday, April 16, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS
A DIVER from Ballard Diving enters the dive boat after working 98 feet below the surface of Folsom Lake to unbolt two defective submersible water pumps that provide drinking water to El Dorado Hills. Democrat photo by Michael Raffety
EID GENERAL MANAGER JIM ABERCROMBIE watches the diving operation under way a couple of hundred feet below on Folsom Lake. Behind Abercrombie are air relief valves connected to the pipeline that brings the pumped to a pumping plant that sends it on to the water treatment plant more than 300 feet uphill from where Abercrombie is standing. Democrat photo by Michael Raffety
AN EID CONSTRUCTION CREW installs empty cable spools that will be used to protect the submersible electric cable when the dive crew floats the underwater pumps and then reels in the cable. In the foreground is Mike Dickson, behind him is Auggie Juarez and behind him is Jeff Rocha. Democrat photo by Michael Raffety